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"abate" in British English

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abateverb [I]

uk   /əˈbeɪt/  us   /əˈbeɪt/ formal
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"abate" in American English

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abateverb [I/T]

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

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abateverb

uk   us   /əˈbeɪt/ formal
[I] if something such as a ​price or ​level abates, it goes up more slowly than before, or it goes down: Gains in ​oilprices 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 ​airpollution in the city by ​limitingtraffic.
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abate”
in Spanish disminuir, amainar…
in Vietnamese dịu đi…
in Malaysian reda…
in Thai น้อยลง, สิ้นสุด…
in French diminuer…
in German nachlassen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 减弱, 减轻…
in Turkish zayıf düşmek, güçsüzleşmek…
in Russian уменьшаться, ослабевать, утихать…
in Indonesian reda…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少, 減弱, 減輕…
in Polish słabnąć…
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