• Abate


    1. To beat down; to destroy in any manner 2. To lessen; to diminish 3. To overthrow; to cause to fail 4. To decrease, or become less in strength 5. To fail; to be defeated 6. In apple, to enter into a freehold after the death of the last occupant, and before the heir takes possession 7. In horsemanship, to perform well in a downward motion 8. In heraldry, a mark of dishonor in a coat of arms

    Alternate Spellings and Forms:

    abated, abates, abating, abatement, abatements, abatable