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English verb: abate

1. abate (change) make less active or intense


Synonymsslack, slake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify

2. abate (change) become less in amount or intensity


SamplesThe storm abated.
The rain let up after a few hours.


Synonymsdie away, let up, slack, slack off


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen









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