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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To reduce; to decrease; to diminish; as, the winds abated; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.

2. (v. t.) To beat down; to overthrow.

3. (v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.

4. (v. t.) To blunt.

5. (v. t.) To reduce in estimation; to deprive.

6. (v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.

7. (v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.

8. (v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.

9. (v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.

10. (n.) Abatement.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-bat': Used six times in Old Testament for five different Hebrew words, signifying "to diminish," "reduce," "assuage"; of the Flood (Genesis 8:8); of strength (Deuteronomy 34:7); of pecuniary value (Leviticus 27:18); of wrath (Judges 8:3); of fire (Numbers 11:2).

2869. kopazo -- to grow weary
... to grow weary. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kopazo Phonetic Spelling:
(kop-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I cease, drop Definition: I abate, cease raging ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7918. shakak -- to decrease, abate
... 7917c, 7918. shakak. 7919 . to decrease, abate. Transliteration: shakak Phonetic
Spelling: (shaw-kak') Short Definition: subsided. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7043. qalal -- to be slight, swift or trifling
... abate, make bright, bring into contempt, accurse, despise, be easy. A
primitive root; to be (causatively, make) light, literally ...
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1639. gara -- to diminish, restrain, withdraw
... abate, clip, diminish, do take away, keep back, restrain, make small, withdraw.
A primitive root; to scrape off; by implication, to ...
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5127. nus -- to flee, escape
... abate, away, be displayed, make to flee away put to flight, hide, lift up a
standard. A primitive root; to flit, ie Vanish away (subside ...
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7503. raphah -- sink, relax
... abate, cease, consume, draw toward evening, fail, be faint, be wax feeble,
forsake,. A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications ...
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8257. shaqa -- to sink, sink down
... 8:8); a primitive root; to subside; by implication, to be overflowed, cease;
causatively, to abate, subdue -- make deep, let down, drown, quench, sink. ...
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Putting God to Work
... It is My work which you are doing. It concerns My cause. Be prompt and full in praying.
Do not abate your asking, and I will not wince nor abate in My giving.". ...
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Prayer-Equipment for Preachers
... The presence of these earthly talents even in the most commanding and impressive
form, and richest measure do not in the least abate the necessity for the ...
/.../bounds/the weapon of prayer/ix prayer-equipment for preachers.htm

Treats of How God Inspires the Soul with Such Vehement and ...
... Evidently this fear arises from human infirmity, for the soul's longings for death
do not abate meanwhile nor can its sorrows be stilled or allayed until God ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter xi treats of how.htm

"But if Ye have Bitter Envying and Strife in Your Hearts, Glory ...
... We must, then, with the apostle, retire into the heart, and abate from the abundance
of the superfluity and naughtiness that is within; and therefore our ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon iv but if ye.htm

John x. 22-24
... When He hath uttered anything great and sublime, He quickly retireth, giving way
to their anger, so that the passion may abate and cease through His absence. ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily lxi john x 22-24.htm

In what Sense we are to Leave the World
... It will gradually abate our "taste of the powers of the world to come;" and deaden
that hope which before made us "sit in heavenly places with Christ Jesus ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 81 in what sense.htm

Preparations for the Invasion of Greece.
... a safe annual income from it to the custody of the principal; and thus governments
in good credit have sometimes induced their creditors to abate the rate of ...
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Prayer and Importunity (Continued)
... When those times came, the watchmen would not abate their vigilance, but cry day
and night, and those, who were the Lord's remembrancers, would give Him no rest ...
/.../bounds/the necessity of prayer/vii prayer and importunity continued.htm

Essay iv. The Generous Spirit, Who, when Brought among the Tasks ...
... Turns his necessity to glorious gain; By objects, which might force the soul
to abate Her feeling, rendered more compassionate. WORDSWORTH. ...
/.../confessions of an inquiring spirit etc/essay iv the generous spirit.htm

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
... is come; he does not recover; he is a little more cheerful, because he hears that
his sickness is not unto death, but his pains do not abate; the clammy death ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/a mystery saints sorrowing and.htm

Abate (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To reduce; to decrease; to diminish; as, the winds abated; to contract;
to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope. ...
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Remit (3 Occurrences)
... Sir T. Elyot. (b) To submit, refer, or leave (something) for judgment or decision.
5. (vt) To relax in intensity; to make less violent; to abate. ...
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Relax (5 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in
respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discipline; to ...
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Assuage (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (vi) To abate or subside. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ASSUAGE. a-swaj'
(the King James Version Asswage):Lit,. "sweeten," "soften ...
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Abated (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Abate. Multi-Version Concordance
Abated (10 Occurrences). Genesis 8:3 And the waters returned ...
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... 2. (vt) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity
of affliction or the bitterness of adversity. 3. (vt) To ...
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Slacken (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (v.) To abate; to become less violent. 5 ... industry. 12. (vt) To cause to
become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease. 13. ...
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Qualify (2 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) Hence, to soften; to abate; to diminish; to assuage; to reduce the strength
of, as liquors. 5. (vt) To soothe; to cure; -- said of persons. ...
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Lull (1 Occurrence)
... soothe; to quiet. 2. (vi) To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease
or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls. 3. (n.) The power ...
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Bible Concordance
Abate (2 Occurrences)

Galatians 6:9 Let us not abate our courage in doing what is right; for in due time we shall reap a reward, if we do not faint.

Genesis 8:5 And the waters abated continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
(Root in DBY RSV)



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