abate (v.)
lessen, lower, diminish
Cym I.v.65[Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] I would abate her nothing [i.e. lower her value]
H5 III.ii.23[Pistol to Fluellen] Abate thy rage
Ham IV.vii.114[Claudius to Laertes] There lives within the very flame of love / A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it
Tit I.i.46[Marcus to Saturninus and Bassianus] withdraw you and abate your strength
TS induction.1.135[Lord alone, of his men] Haply my presence / May well abate the over-merry spleen
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