Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abate

2 senses of abate

Sense 1
slake, abate, slack -- (make less active or intense)
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 2
abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away -- (become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

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