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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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outside, " Abate said her critics "will forever dreadday they bump into me".
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This is important because the person who can provide the resources to abate can immediately do so," Smith said.
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