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GRE 蓝宝 Barron

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  • v.减轻, 减少
  • [英] v.减轻, 减少 ( to make less in amount or value; wane)
  • [记] a+bate ( 走, 打) -> 走下去 -> 减轻
  • [同] 同根词: rebate ( v/n 回扣) , debate ( v/n 辩论)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

verb (abated; abating)

  • Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French abatre to strike down — more at rebate
  • Date: 13th century
  • transitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to put an end to <abate a nuisance>
      • b. nullify 1 <abate a writ>
    • 2.
      • a. to reduce in degree or intensity ; moderate <may abate their rancor to win peace>
      • b. to reduce in value or amount ; make less especially by way of relief <abate a tax>
    • 3. deduct, omit <abate part of the price>
    • 4.
      • a. to beat down or cut away so as to leave a figure in relief
      • b. obsolete blunt
    • 5. deprive 2
  • intransitive verb
    • 1. to decrease in force or intensity
    • 2.
      • a. to become defeated or become null or void
      • b. to decrease in amount or value
  • • abater noun
  • Synonyms:
    • abate, subside, wane, ebb mean to die down in force or intensity. abate stresses the idea of progressive diminishing <the storm abated>. subside implies the ceasing of turbulence or agitation <the protests subsided after a few days>. wane suggests the fading or weakening of something good or impressive <waning enthusiasm>. ebb suggests the receding of something (as the tide) that commonly comes and goes <the ebbing of daylight>.
  • Synonym: see in addition decrease.


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