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abate is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of abate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… cause us to abate one wit in a protest …”
meanings of abate
To cut away or hammer down, in such a way as to leave a figure in relief, as a sculpture, or in metalwork.
To enter a tenement without permission after the owner has died and before the heir takes possession.
To become null and void.
To be humbled; to be brought down physically or mentally.
To reduce in amount, size, or value. <ref name = Chambers>Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , →ISBN), page 2</ref>.
To moderate; to lessen in force, intensity, to subside.
To deduct or omit.
To dull the edge or point of; to blunt.
To nullify; make void.
To decrease in size, value, or amount. <ref name = Chambers/>.
To destroy, or level to the ground.
To put an end to; to cause to cease.
To curtail; to deprive.
To bar or except.
To humble; to lower in status; to bring someone down physically or mentally.
To decrease in intensity or force; to subside.
An Italian abbot, or other member of the clergy.
abate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word abate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
topics abate can be related to
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