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abate

[əbāt′]
Etymology: ME, abaten, to beat down
to decrease or reduce in severity or degree.

abate

(ă-bāt′) [Fr. abattre, to beat down]
1. To lessen or decrease.
2. To cease or cause to cease.
abatement (mĕnt)
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Trainer Willie Mullins said yesterday: 'Gayle Abated was probably lucky to finish second at Punchestown last time when two horses fell at the second-last, but it was still an improvement on his first run over fences and he'll take his chance on Sunday.
If, however, the Service had abated the taxpayer's tax liability in the determination notice, presumably, the abatement would have had legal effect.
Despite indications of persisting pressures on employment costs associated with tight labor markets, price inflation has abated further, primarily as a consequence of large declines in energy prices.
provided, however, that lead-based paint that is not peeling shall be abated only by removal, enclosure, encapsulation or replacement.
Finally, we recognize that, eventually, those penalties may be abated (assuming the taxpayer remains persistent).
This equity private placement provides SCC with a strong capital base to enhance climate mitigation projects worldwide via the implementation of best of class technology wherever pollution can be abated.
The Council may decide to proceed with a non-abated installation should there be insufficient funding available for a completely abated installation.
The CPA called and wrote the FTB to offer an explanation and ask that the penalty be abated.
She also complained of associated headache, which abated with the onset of her menstrual cycle.
By doing so, the company has the opportunity to limit prior-year exposure for four years and have penalties abated.
To confuse matters, the disease has abated in recent years, perhaps because Western foods have replaced traditional fare.
For ministerial acts--procedural acts that do not involve the exercise of judgment--interest could be abated when an IRS employee provides a taxpayer with an incorrect tax liability due and the taxpayer pays less than the full amount owed the IRS.