The verb "to abate" means to lessen, to reduce, to become less severe. Examples: The heavy downpour soon abated and became a lighter rain. The new bridge was designed to abat…e the traffic level on the old road. (MORE)
Abate has various meanings, each depending on the context in which it is used. 1. To diminish in force or intensity 2. To deduct or omit 3. To bar or except 4. To put an end t…o; to do away with 5. To destroy, or level to the ground 6.To be defeated or come to nought 7. To bring someone down mentally or physically 8. To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation (MORE)
verb: abate ; 3rd person present: abates ; past tense: abated ; past participle: abated ; gerund or present participle: abating .
(of something p…erceived as hostile, threatening, or negative)become less intense or widespread..
"the storm suddenly abated".
subside, die down/away/out, lessen, ease (off),let up, decrease, diminish, moderate,decline, fade, dwindle, recede, tailoff, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, weaken,come to an end;.
archaic remit "the storm had abated".