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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Abate (0.01252 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Abate.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: abate menenangkan, meredakan
English → English (WordNet) Definition: abate abate v 1: make less active or intense [syn: slake, slack] 2: become less in amount or intensity; “The storm abated”; “The rain let up after a few hours” [syn: let up, slack off, slack, die away]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Abate Abate \A*bate"\ ([.a]*b[=a]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abated, p. pr. & vb. n. Abating.] [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. Bate, Batter.] 1. To beat down; to overthrow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The King of Scots . . . sore abated the walls. --Edw. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope. [1913 Webster] His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. --Deut. xxxiv. 7. [1913 Webster] 3. To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price. [1913 Webster] Nine thousand parishes, abating the odd hundreds. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 4. To blunt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To abate the edge of envy. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. To reduce in estimation; to deprive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She hath abated me of half my train. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. (Law) (a) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ. (b) (Eng. Law) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets. [1913 Webster] To abate a tax, to remit it either wholly or in part. [1913 Webster] Abate \A*bate\ ([.a]*b[=a]t"), n. Abatement. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] Abate \A*bate"\ ([.a]*b[=a]t"), v. i. [See Abate, v. t.] 1. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. [1913 Webster] The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates. [1913 Webster] To abate into a freehold, To abate in lands (Law), to enter into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, and before the heir takes possession. See Abatement, 4. [1913 Webster] Syn: To subside; decrease; intermit; decline; diminish; lessen. Usage: To Abate, Subside. These words, as here compared, imply a coming down from some previously raised or excited state. Abate expresses this in respect to degrees, and implies a diminution of force or of intensity; as, the storm abates, the cold abates, the force of the wind abates; or, the wind abates, a fever abates. Subside (to settle down) has reference to a previous state of agitation or commotion; as, the waves subside after a storm, the wind subsides into a calm. When the words are used figuratively, the same distinction should be observed. If we conceive of a thing as having different degrees of intensity or strength, the word to be used is abate. Thus we say, a man's anger abates, the ardor of one's love abates, “Winter's rage abates”. But if the image be that of a sinking down into quiet from preceding excitement or commotion, the word to be used is subside; as, the tumult of the people subsides, the public mind subsided into a calm. The same is the case with those emotions which are tumultuous in their nature; as, his passion subsides, his joy quickly subsided, his grief subsided into a pleasing melancholy. Yet if, in such cases, we were thinking of the degree of violence of the emotion, we might use abate; as, his joy will abate in the progress of time; and so in other instances. [1913 Webster]

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