Definition: subside or moderate
Definition: subside or moderate
Sentences Containing 'abate'
It was not for his friend to abate that confidence.
My always keeping good hours, and giving little trouble in the family, made her unwilling to part with me; so that, when I talk'd of a lodging I had heard of, nearer my business, for two shillings a week, which, intent as I now was on saving money, made some difference, she bid me not think of it, for she would abate me two shillings a week for the future; so I remained with her at one shilling and sixpence as long as I staid in London.
The illiterate may reflect on the disposition of the learned, who, amidst all the advantages of study and reflection, are commonly still diffident in their determinations: and if any of the learned be inclined, from their natural temper, to haughtiness and obstinacy, a small tincture of Pyrrhonism might abate their pride, by showing them, that the few advantages, which they may have attained over their fellows, are but inconsiderable, if compared with the universal perplexity and confusion, which is inherent in human nature.
But when some confessed they owed their greatness and wealth to sodomy, or incest; others, to the prostituting of their own wives and daughters; others, to the betraying of their country or their prince; some, to poisoning; more to the perverting of justice, in order to destroy the innocent, I hope I may be pardoned, if these discoveries inclined me a little to abate of that profound veneration, which I am naturally apt to pay to persons of high rank, who ought to be treated with the utmost respect due to their sublime dignity, by us their inferiors.
Whether fagged by the three days' running chase, and the resistance to his swimming in the knotted hamper he bore; or whether it was some latent deceitfulness and malice in him: whichever was true, the White Whale's way now began to abate, as it seemed, from the boat so rapidly nearing him once more; though indeed the whale's last start had not been so long a one as before.
Amongst the variants of this name we find Abbatte, Abbat, Abbas, Abad and Abate.
Amongst notable people of this name is the Italian painter Andre Abate, born in Naples in 1732.
Carlo Abate finished fourth in his first Formula One race, narrowly beaten by Keith Greene.
To abate reverse domain name hijacking practices, some legal professionals believe Congress should enact laws that are specifically designed to facilitate litigation against reverse cybersquatters.
Loris Abate (born 1928) is an Italian jewelry designer and businessman.
Loris Abate (www.lorisabate.it) also breeds horses, for show-jumping competitions, and produces wine and oil on his "azienda agricola" in Tuscany, Allevamento Baroncio (www.baroncio.it).
Some of Overmyer's favorite past gigs were the ones sponsored by ABATE of Indiana.
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optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption
fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis