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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bate  \Bate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bating}.]  [From  abate.] 
  1.  To  lessen  by  retrenching,  deducting,  or  reducing;  to 
  abate;  to  beat  down  to  lower. 
 
  He  must  either  bate  the  laborer's  wages,  or  not 
  employ  or  not  pay  him  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  allow  by  way  of  abatement  or  deduction. 
 
  To  whom  he  bates  nothing  or  what  he  stood  upon  with 
  the  parliament.  --South. 
 
  3.  To  leave  out  to  except.  [Obs.] 
 
  Bate  me  the  king,  and  be  he  flesh  and  blood.  He 
  lies  that  says  it  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  4.  To  remove.  [Obs.] 
 
  About  autumn  bate  the  earth  from  about  the  roots  of 
  olives,  and  lay  them  bare.  --Holland. 
 
  5.  To  deprive  of  [Obs.] 
 
  When  baseness  is  exalted,  do  not  bate  The  place  its 
  honor  for  the  person's  sake.  --Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bated  \Bat"ed\,  a. 
  Reduced;  lowered;  restrained;  as  to  speak  with  bated  breath. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bated 
  adj  1:  held  back  "we  watched  the  daring  feats  of  the  acrobats  with 
  bated  breath" 
  2:  diminished  or  moderated;  "our  bated  enthusiasm";  "his  bated 
  hopes" 




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