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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  The  King  of  Scots  .  .  .  sore  abated  the  walls. 
  --Edw.  Hall. 
 
  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. 
 
  His  eye  was  not  dim,  nor  his  natural  force  abated. 
  --Deut.  xxxiv 
  7. 
 
  3.  To  deduct;  to  omit;  as  to  abate  something  from  a  price. 
 
  Nine  thousand  parishes,  abating  the  odd  hundreds. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  4.  To  blunt.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  abate  the  edge  of  envy.  --Bacon. 
 
  5.  To  reduce  in  estimation;  to  deprive.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  hath  abated  me  of  half  my  train.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  {To  abate  a  tax},  to  remit  it  either  wholly  or  in  part 




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