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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to lessen)
a. calmarse
Once the protests abated, local businesses opened their doors again.Una vez que las protestas se calmaron, los negocios locales volvieron a abrir sus puertas.
The two men who were fighting were taken away by the police, and the commotion abated.La policía se llevó a los dos hombres que estaban peleándose, y se calmó el alboroto.
b. ceder
Nuria had been feeling the pressure in her chest for several days, and it still wasn't abating.Nuria sentía la presión en el pecho desde hacía varios días, y todavía no cedía.
c. amainar (storm)
The winds abated around the time the sun went down.Los vientos amainaron cerca de la hora en que se puso el sol.
d. remitir (pain)
If the pain doesn't start to abate within a week, call the doctor.Si el dolor no empieza a remitir dentro de una semana, llame al doctor.
e. disminuir (noise)
The noise of the partiers in the street didn't abate until dawn.El ruido de los parranderos en la calle no disminuyó hasta el amanecer.
f. aplacarse (anger)
The shopkeeper's anger abated once he realized Teddy wasn't stealing.La ira del tendero se aplacó una vez que vio que Teddy no le estaba robando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to make less)
a. calmar
John told her he would wash the dishes, which seemed to slightly abate his girlfriend's fury.John dijo que lavaría los platos, lo cual pareció calmar un poco la furia de su novia.
3. (to remove)
a. eliminar
We'll hire a specialized company to abate the asbestos in the old office building.Contrataremos una compañía especializada para eliminar los asbestos en el viejo edificio de oficinas.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (storm, wind)
a. amainar
2. (pain)
a. remitir
3. (noise)
a. disminuir
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abate [əˈbeɪt]
intransitive verb
[+wind, storm] amainar; [+fever] bajar; [+flood] retirarse; bajar; [+noise] disminuir; [+anger] aplacarse; [+pain, symptoms] remitir; [+enthusiasm] moderarse
as her symptoms abated, the focus of treatment shifted
inflationary pressures are abating ceden or remiten las presiones inflacionistas
transitive verb
(Jur) [+noise, pollution] (eliminate) eliminar; (reduce) disminuir
he has denied three charges of failing to abate a nuisance the company admitted failing to comply with a notice under the 1974 Control of Pollution Act to abate a noise nuisance up to 90 percent of all penalties can be abated, and so taxpayers who are facing these penalties may have up to five chances to fight them despite the company's previous agreement to abate the hazards
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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