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SAT vocabulary: abated

What does abated mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word abated

First, before you read about the word abated, try this quick vocab quiz:

abated most nearly means

(A) decreased
(B) retired
(C) exploded
(D) existed
(E) appeared

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Now let’s learn about the word abated.

Part of Speech of abated

abated is a(n) VERB.

Pronunciation abated

Here’s how to pronounce abated:

IPA: /ə.ˈbeɪ.tɪd/

Glossary-style: [uh-BAY-tid]

Definition of abated

abated means: diminished in degree or intensity; died down (Ex: His anger abated with time.).

Explain more about abated, please

If something abated, then it decreased, diminished, or went down. For example, you could say that Jessie’s interest in an athlete abated when she learned that the athlete had used steroids or other banned substances to improve his performance.

Example of abated

Here’s the word abated used in a sentence:

Unfortunately the gales had not yet abated by the time Chip and Dale approached Cape Horn, and the intrepid duo had to turn back.

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