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abate

Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪt/

Translation of abate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] [storm/wind] amainar, calmarse; [anger] aplacarse*, calmarse; [noise/violence] disminuir*; [pain] calmarse, ceder

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (calm) [anger] aplacar*, mitigar*; [pain] calmar, mitigar* 1.2 (remove) [nuisance/pollution] poner* término a, acabar con
    Example sentences
    • Space constraint did not abate their zeal to get a glimpse of the amazing cultural divergence of the nation.
    • Let's work on abating the mosquitoes in this environment.
    • In the same breath I say the government and police are the ones responsible for solving or abating the situation.

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