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.
More Vocab Wordspacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
abhor - detest; hate
ransack - search thoroughly; pillage (going through a place); Ex. Enemy soldiers ransacked the town.
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
impassioned - (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger