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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              The King of Scots . . . sore abated the walls.
                                                    --Edw. Hall.
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     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.
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              His eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
                                                    --Deut. xxxiv.
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     3. To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
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              Nine thousand parishes, abating the odd hundreds.
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     4. To blunt. [Obs.]
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              To abate the edge of envy.            --Bacon.
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     5. To reduce in estimation; to deprive. [Obs.]
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              She hath abated me of half my train.  --Shak.
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     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.
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     To abate a tax, to remit it either wholly or in part.
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