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To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
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  1. To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
To draw to a gradual close:
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  1. To draw to a gradual close:
  2. To cause to slope or bend downward.
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
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  1. To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
  2. To become less intense, active, or severe; abate.
  3. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
(Law) To become void.
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  1. (Law) To become void.
  2. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  3. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To fall back from the flood stage.
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  1. To fall back from the flood stage.
  2. To weaken or lessen; decline
To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
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  1. To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
  2. To cause to fade
  3. To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength:
To lose strength, become weaker; to wane
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  1. To lose strength, become weaker; to wane
To become reduced for a period of time.
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  1. To become reduced for a period of time.
  2. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  3. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside:
To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
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  1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
  2. (Nonstandard) simple past tense of beat; = beat.
  3. (Sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
To a lower volume of sound
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  1. To a lower volume of sound
  2. In or to a place thought of as lower or below; often, specif., southward
  3. Into a low or prostrate physical condition
So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
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  1. So as to be completely removed, finished, or eliminated:
  2. Away from one's work or usual activity
  3. So as to be no longer in operation, function, continuance, etc.
To move or maneuver slowly and carefully:
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  1. To move or maneuver slowly and carefully:
  2. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
  3. To move or proceed with little effort:
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
(Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
  2. (Nautical) To change the direction of the sail so as to point in a direction that is more down wind; to bring the bow leeward.
  3. (Intransitive) To become detached or to drop from.
To slip or fall; esp., to slip into a specified state
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  1. To slip or fall; esp., to slip into a specified state
  2. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
  3. To slip or deviate from a higher standard or fall into (former) erroneous ways; backslide
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To allow to slacken:
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  1. To allow to slacken:
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To become more moderate in force or intensity
To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
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  1. To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
  2. To become less tense; loosen, as rope
  3. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
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  1. To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
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  1. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  2. To sit down slowly; settle down:
  3. To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as sediment
To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
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  1. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  2. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
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  1. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
  2. To grow worse; degenerate:
  3. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
(Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
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  1. (Sports) To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
  2. To become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
  3. (Football) To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
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  1. To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
  2. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
To become limp; droop
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  1. To become limp; droop
  2. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  3. To signal with or as with a flag; esp., to signal (the driver of a vehicle) to stop
To live under distressing conditions; continue in a state of suffering
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  1. To live under distressing conditions; continue in a state of suffering
  2. To become downcast or pine away in longing:
  3. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor:
To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
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  1. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  2. To invest or spend, often without getting a return or adequate value:
  3. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
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  1. To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
  2. To pass without being put to use:
  3. To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose:
To make or become weak or weaker.
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker.
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
(Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
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  1. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
  3. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; a moderation; removal or putting an end to; the suppression of. [First attested from 1340 to 1470.]
A period of decline or diminution:
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  1. A period of decline or diminution:
  2. The receding or outgoing tide, occurring between the time when the tide is highest and the time when the following tide is lowest.
  3. The flow of water back toward the sea, as the tide falls
A slackening or lessening, as of effort
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  1. A slackening or lessening, as of effort
  2. A temporary stop; a pause.
  3. A reduction in pace, force, or intensity; a slowdown.
A relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
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  1. A relatively prolonged lessening or disappearance of the symptoms of a disease
  2. Forgiveness; pardon.
  3. Forgiveness or pardon, as of sins or crimes

Synonym Study

  • Subside suggests a quieting or slackening of violent activity or turbulence her temper had subsided
  • Ebb , applied specifically to a fluctuating force, refers to one of the periods of recession or decline their ebbing fortunes
  • Abate suggests a progressive lessening in degree, intensity, etc. the fever is abating
  • Wane implies a fading or weakening of that which has reached a peak of force, excellence, etc. his fame waned rapidly
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