Abate

Definition of Abate

A`bate´   Pronunciation: å`bāt´
v. t.1.To beat down; to overthrow.
[imp. & p. p. Abated, p. pr. & vb. n. Abating.]
The King of Scots . . . sore abated the walls.
- Edw. Hall.
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.
His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
- Deut. xxxiv. 7.
3.To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
4.To blunt.
To abate the edge of envy.
- Bacon.
5.To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
She hath abated me of half my train.
- Shak.
6.(Law) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
To abate a tax
to remit it either wholly or in part.
v. i.1.To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated.
- Macaulay.
2.To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.
To abate into a freehold
(Law) to enter into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, and before the heir takes possession. See Abatement, 4.
n.1.Abatement.

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