Definition of abate in English:

abate

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Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪt
 
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verb

[no object]

Origin

Middle English (in the legal sense): from Old French abatre 'to fell', from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + batre 'to beat' (from Latin battere, battuere 'to beat').

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