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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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Should said party choose to have El Hogar summarily abated or demolished, however, he may be held liable for damages if any of the two grounds thereof are present.
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If, however, the Service had abated the taxpayer's tax liability in the determination notice, presumably, the abatement would have had legal effect.
Despite indications of persisting pressures on employment costs associated with tight labor markets, price inflation has abated further, primarily as a consequence of large declines in energy prices.
Finally, we recognize that, eventually, those penalties may be abated (assuming the taxpayer remains persistent).(1) We suggest, however, that the number of unfair penalty assessments could be reduced if the Penalty Handbook provided more specific guidance on how agents should interpret the "ordinary business care and prudence" standard.
The CPA called and wrote the FTB to offer an explanation and ask that the penalty be abated. His efforts got nowhere.
People getting 80 milligrams of zinc a day reported their overall cold symptoms abated in less than 5 days, compared with 8 days on average for the group getting placebos, says study coauthor Pranatharthl H.
By doing so, the company has the opportunity to limit prior-year exposure for four years and have penalties abated. However, it is critical that the situation be thoroughly investigated before pursuing such disclosure.
For ministerial acts--procedural acts that do not involve the exercise of judgment--interest could be abated when an IRS employee provides a taxpayer with an incorrect tax liability due and the taxpayer pays less than the full amount owed the IRS.
(3) An argument could be made that interest should be entirely abated where the IRS's delay continues for an unconscionable period of time.
Upward pressure abated, and the dollar settled back somewhat in mid-February and mid-April.
The Council may decide to proceed with a non-abated installation should there be insufficient funding available for a completely abated installation.