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 Wordssanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
deranged - insane
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
reimburse - repay; pay back
postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)