What does the word abate mean?

Usage examples for abate

  1. That was his view and he would not abate it. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  2. That the fever would presently abate, and the ex- officer be spared his life, seemed highly probable. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  3. Not that moment's darkness only, but all the hardness of years seemed to abate in the old skipper's features, so that presently Captain Nat stood transfigured. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison