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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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Meanwhile, a private person aggrieved by a private nuisance may: (a) institute a civil action; or (b) have said nuisance summarily abated by a public official.
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.
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.
Prior to building demolition, asbestos and other hazardous materials must be abated.
Although there has not been another successful attack in New York City since 9/11, Higgins pointed out that the terrorists operate on decades-long time lines and the risk has not abated.
She had recently come to the office complaining of a shaky tremor while standing; the tremor abated with support.
The CPA called and wrote the FTB to offer an explanation and ask that the penalty be abated.
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.