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abateverb [I/T]

us   /əˈbeɪt/
to become less strong, or to make something less strong: Our desire for consumer goods has not abated.
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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abateverb

uk   /əˈbeɪt/ us   formal
[I] if something such as a price or level abates, it goes up more slowly than before, or it goes down: Gains in oil prices are unlikely to abate within the next few months.
[I or T] to become or make something become weaker, lower, less serious, etc.: Inflation is finally showing signs of abating. The mayor plans to abate air pollution in the city by limiting traffic.
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abate”
in Vietnamese dịu đi…
in Spanish amainar, disminuir…
in Malaysian reda…
in Thai น้อยลง, สิ้นสุด…
in French diminuer…
in German nachlassen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少, 減弱, 減輕…
in Russian уменьшаться, ослабевать, утихать…
in Turkish zayıf düşmek, güçsüzleşmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 减弱, 减轻…
in Indonesian reda…
in Polish słabnąć…
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