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Synonyms for abate

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for abate

to become or cause to become less active or intense

to take away (a quantity) from another quantity

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Synonyms for abate

make less active or intense


become less in amount or intensity

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With Stacey Jay's My So-Called Death (2010) as the focal text of her epilogue, entitled "'Just Because You Don't Have a Pulse Doesn't Mean You Can't Be Perky': My So-Called Death, Young Adult Zombie Fiction, and Murder in the Posthuman Age," Abate ends her study of homicide in children's literature by returning to fantasy and illuminating the implication of such literature on posthumanism.
In chapter 3, "'Swarthy, Sun-Tanned, Villainous Looking Fellows': Tarzan of the Apes and Criminal Anthropology," Abate situates Tarzan's prowess as a killer of humans and animals alike within Cesare Lombroso's Criminal Man and the emerging field of criminal anthropology.
Abate declares that parents should realize that the books their children are reading today are not more--or less--violent than those of 100 years ago.
One need to look no further than the quintessential children's stories, fairy tales, to find violence and murder, Abate said.
ALL THAT JAZZ: Left, Alan Barnes, right, Greg Abate, and inset bottom right, Simon Spillett.
Abate is expecting England's main threat to come from Wayne Rooney, who scored the winner in Tuesday's victory over Ukraine on his return from a two-match ban.
WINGING IT: Ignazio Abate (right) challenges Ireland''s Damien Duff
About 270 tones of Abate (a chemical substance used to kill larvae in water pots) will be distributed free of charge to households this year, he added.
(2008) compararam os periodos de jejum de 4, 8, 13 e 17 horas, concluiram que ele e proporcional a perda de peso vivo de frangos de corte antes do abate. No entanto, nao houve perda no rendimento de carcaca, cortes e nos aspectos qualitativos da carne.
Under the settlement, Freedom is required to immediately abate any violation or hazard.
Foi utilizado um delineamento em blocos ao acaso com arranjo fato rial 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 (duas classes de peso ao desmame: leves com 4,50 a 5,20 kg e pesados com 5,90 a 6,60 kg; duas fontes de carboidratos: lactose ou maltodextrina; duas porcoes do intestino delgado: duodeno e jejuno e tres epocas de abate: 1[degrees] abate com os leitoes aos sete dias posdesmame; 2[degrees] abate com os leitoes aos 14 dias posdesmame e 3[degrees] abate com os leitoes aos 28 dias posdesmame).
One was a music reviewer, but Rhode Island-based jazz troubadour Greg Abate didn't know that.
ANKARA, Jul 10, 2009 (TUR) -- The highest legal body of Turkey decided to abate the closure case, which was filed against the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party seven years ago on the ground of failing to respond to court warnings.