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bate

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

baten. [Prob. abbrev. from debate.].
     Strife; contention.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
batev. t. [From abate.].
  •  To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.  [1913 Webster]
    "He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To allow by way of abatement or deduction.  [1913 Webster]
    "To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To leave out; to except.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood,
    He lies that says it.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To remove.  [1913 Webster]
    "About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of.  [1913 Webster]
    "When baseness is exalted, do not bate
    The place its honor for the person's sake.
    "  [1913 Webster]
batev. i. 
  •  To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.  [1913 Webster]
    "Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To waste away.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
batev. t. 
     To attack; to bait.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
bateimp. 
     imp. of Bite.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
batev. i. [F. battre des ailes to flutter. Cf. Bait to flutter.].
     To flutter as a hawk; to bait.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
baten. 
     See 2d Bath.  [1913 Webster]
baten. [Cf. Sw. beta maceration, soaking, G. beize, and E. bite.].
     An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
batev. t. 
     To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bate, n. (also bait) Brit. sl. a rage; a cross mood (is in an awful bate).

Etymology
BAIT(1) = state of baited person

THESAURUS

bate

abate, ablate, abrade, abstract, alleviate, allow, attenuate, bar, be eaten away, blunt, charge off, close, consume, consume away, corrode, count out, crumble, curtail, cut, debar, decline, decrease, deduct, deliquesce, depreciate, derogate, detract, die away, die down, dilute, diminish, discount, disedge, disparage, dive, drain, draw the teeth, drop, drop off, dull, dwindle, ease, ease off, ease up, eat away, ebb, eliminate, erode, except, extenuate, extract, fall, fall away, fall off, file away, impair, kick back, languish, leach, lessen, let down, let up, loose, loosen, make allowance, melt away, mitigate, moderate, obtund, plummet, plunge, purify, rebate, reduce, refine, refund, relax, remit, remove, repress, retrench, retund, rub away, rule out, run low, sag, shorten, shrink, sink, slack, slack off, slack up, slacken, slake, subduct, subside, subtract, suspend, tail off, take a premium, take away, take from, take off, taper, taper off, thin, thin out, turn, unbend, unbrace, unstrain, unstring, wane, waste, waste away, water down, weaken, wear, wear away, weed, withdraw, write off

ROGET THESAURUS

bate

Decrease

VB decrease, diminish, lessen, abridge, shrink, drop off, fall off, tail off, fall away, waste, wear, wane, ebb, decline, descend, subside, melt away, die away, retire into the shade, hide its diminished head, fall to a low ebb, run low, languish, decay, crumble, bate, abate, dequantitate, discount, depreciate, extenuate, lower, weaken, attenuate, fritter away, mitigate, dwarf, throw into the shade, reduce, shorten, subtract.

Subtraction

VB subduct, subtract, deduct, deduce, bate, retrench, remove, withdraw, take from, take away, detract, garble, mutilate, amputate, detruncate, cut off, cut away, cut out, abscind, excise, pare, thin, prune, decimate, abrade, scrape, file, geld, castrate, eliminate, diminish, curtail, deprive of, weaken.

Discount

VB discount, bate, abate, rebate, reduce, price down, mark down take off, allow, give, make allowance, tax.


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