What is the opposite of abate?

80 antonyms found



[ ɐbˈe͡ɪt], [ ɐbˈe‍ɪt], [ ɐ_b_ˈeɪ_t]

Antonyms for Abate:


Usage examples of Abate:

  1. The routed troops pursued their flight until they met the rear division of the army, under Colonel Dunbar; and even then their senseless terrors did not abate "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.
  2. I am so strictly watched that it will be impossible for you to see me, until my brother's suspicion shall abate or Heaven contrive some other unforeseen event in our behalf. "The Adventures of Roderick Random", Tobias Smollett.
  3. The machines will continue to function under their automatic controls during the short time it will require to abate this nuisance. "Triplanetary", Edward Elmer Smith.

Rhymes for Abate:

  1. late, gate, wait, gait, eight, rate, spate, great, skate, hate, freight, plait, plate, pate, bait, sate, strait, weight, straight, crate, date, fete, prate, tate, trait, mate, bate, state, grate, ate, fate, slate;
  2. negate, prorate, relate, ornate, await, collate, translate, conflate, irate, create, inflate, predate, deflate, debate, elate, misstate, oblate, restate, dilate, estate, dictate, kuwait, berate, sedate, est, innate, equate, lightweight, gestate, postdate;
  3. procreate, conjugate, overweight, interstate, reinstate, solid-state, intrastate, underrate, desecrate, overrate;
  4. remunerate, interrelate;

Quotes for Abate:

  1. I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property. James Madison.
  2. We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered to -day? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift. Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  3. Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. Alvar N. C. de Vaca.