Abate and Decrease


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Abate verb – To grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually.
Usage example: interest in the author's home abated as her novels waned in popularity

Decrease is a synonym for abate in lessen topic. In some cases you can use "Decrease" instead a verb "Abate", when it comes to topics like reduce, quantity, decline, subside. popular alternative
Nearby Words: abatement, abating
Synonyms for Abate


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Decrease verb – To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent.
Usage example: workers decreased the volume of water flowing through the pipes in order to prevent an overflow

Abate is a synonym for decrease in reduce topic. You can use "Abate" instead a verb "Decrease", if it concerns topics such as quantity, drop, decline, increase. popular alternative
Nearby Words: decreased, decreasing, decrement, decremented
Synonyms for Decrease

Common collocations

flood abate flood decrease flood
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