What is another word for abates?

Pronunciation: [ɐbˈe͡ɪts] (IPA)

Abates is a verb that means to decrease or reduce in intensity, strength, or degree. There are several synonyms for this word, including lessen, mitigate, ease, diminish, slacken, and alleviate. These words are often used to describe situations where the intensity of the problem or situation is reduced or made less severe. Abating could be seen as a temporary relief that is achieved through the use of these synonyms. For example, a rainstorm may abate as the storm clouds disperse and the wind dies down, but the rain may return later. These synonyms offer a variety of ways to express this idea and can be used in different contexts to create a diverse range of sentences.

Synonyms for Abates:

What are the hypernyms for Abates?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Abates

But the wind turns them from their course, and when it abates, they find themselves in strange waters, pursued by a pirate bark.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Yet in the weeks which intervened before that opportunity arrived, the repudiated matter rankled like a poison, which abates none of its malignity because its victim has pasted an innocuous label on the bottle.
"The Tempering"
Charles Neville Buck
"No servant will venture to drive to Ostrowko in such a night as this," Inspector Berndal declared; "we shall have to wait until the storm abates.
"Quicksands"
Adolph Streckfuss

Famous quotes with Abates

  • Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
    Joseph Addison
  • Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)
    La Rochefoucauld
  • The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.
    Robert Hall

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