Abate Verb 1 2 3, Past and Past Participle Form Tense of Abate
- (of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.(intransitive verb)
subside die away die down die out drop away drop off lessen ease ease off let up decrease diminish moderate decline fade dwindle slacken recede cool off tail off peter out taper off wane ebb relent desist weaken become weaker come to an end
- The storm has gradually abated.
- The storm abated.
- The fever has abated.
- Sense memories of you persist and do not seem to abate as the day progresses.
- Every man’s death is standing in for every other. And since death comes to all there is no way to abate the fear of it except to love the man who stands for us.