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abate

v. to do away with a problem, such as a public or private nuisance or some structure built contrary to public policy. This can include dikes which illegally direct water onto a neighbors property, high volume noise from a rock band or a factory, an improvement constructed in violation of building and safety codes, or seepage from a faulty septic tank. (See: abatement)

abate

(Extinguish), verb abolish, abrogate, annul, cadere, cancel, defeat, destroy, discontinue, dissolve, exterminate, invalidate, nullify, obliterate, put an end to, quash, quell, repeal, rescind, revoke, terminate, void
Associated concepts: abate a bequest, abate a cause of action, abate a debt, abate a devise, abate a legacy, abate an action

abate

(Lessen), verb alleviate, curtail, decline, decrescere, diminish, imminui, lighten, limit, modify, palliate, reduce, relieve, remittere, suppress, temper
Associated concepts: abate a nuisance, abate a tax
See also: abolish, allay, alleviate, assuage, cease, check, commute, curtail, decrease, deduct, diminish, discount, ease, enjoin, give, lapse, lessen, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modify, mollify, obtund, quash, reduce, relax, relieve, remit, restrain, subdue, subside, yield

abate

see ABATEMENT.
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Abate works with the received idea that Hinton's novel revolutionized children's literature and complicates it in two ways: first, by showing that its innovation in children's literature is achieved through a conventionality borrowed from post-war paperbacks about juvenile delinquency, and second, by showing that its "highbrow" claims to literary realism derive from more popular, sensational elements of the "pulp aesthetic" (150).
MOVING ON J Abate splashed out on a new kitchen at the pub but left after just nine months, saying she had had enough
WINGING IT: Ignazio Abate (right) challenges Ireland''s Damien Duff
No entanto, as aves podem ser abatidas logo que chegam ao abatedouro, anulando o tempo espera no galpao, porque a carga e logo descarregada na plataforma de abate (GONCALVES, 2008).
A fonte de carboidrato (lactose ou maltodextrina) presente nas racoes nao afetou a altura das vilosidades intestinais dos leitoes (Tabela 4), mas verificou-se efeito (p < 0,05) das classes de peso, das epocas de abate, da interacao classes de peso x porcao do intestino delgado e da interacao porcao do intestino delgado x epocas de abate, sobre essa variavel, embora o teste de comparacao de medias nao tenha conseguido demonstrar diferencas (p < 0,05).
A good agent could have warned Abate about precedents in the agenting business.
Each year in Texas, where the legislature freed riders 21 or older from the state's helmet requirement in 1997, Texas ABATE brings several thousand riders in motorcycle attire to the state Capitol in Austin, where they walk the halls, knock on doors, and explain their point of view.
I consider our program to be a success in that we have been able to abate the existing stockpiles, encourage local collection systems and promote higher end uses for scrap tires through our funding of the Clemson University Asphalt Rubber Technology Service (ARTS)," Jana White of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling Grants, Planning and Trust Fund Administration, says.
If the United States can return to the rapid and more broadly based growth that the country experienced during the first few decades after World War II or, more recently, the latter half of the 1990s--over time these unfortunate political and social trends will continue to abate.
If the council does have to take steps to abate the nuisance, the keeper of the vehicle will be responsible for all expenses reasonably incurred by it in carrying out the works ( which can run into hundreds of pounds.
Toby Osborne explores this subject by studying the career of a single diplomat, the abate Alessandro Scaglia, who shared his masters' inclination to explore several contradictory avenues simultaneously.