abate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: lessen in intensity

Talk of staging a special watchdog meeting has abated because of its moderate response.
He eased open the kitchen window just as the covering sound of the rain and wind abated.
The Department has abated the penalties included in the original contract.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: abate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2