Definition of “abate” - English Dictionary

(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 consumer goods has not abated.

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“abate” in Business English

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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)