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abate

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abate – (verb)

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Definition: decrease

 

Synonym: diminish, reduce, lessen, subside, decline, fade, fade away, recede, dwindle

 

Antonym: increase, intensify, magnify, enhance, heighten, aggravate, amplify, grow; multiply, rise

 

Usage: The wind abated after the storm.