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Definition of bate:

  1. An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; - employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.
  2. imp. of Bite.
  3. See 2d Bath.
  4. Strife; contention.
  5. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
  6. To attack; to bait.
  7. To deprive of.
  8. To flutter as a hawk; to bait.
  9. To leave out; to except.
  10. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
  11. To remit or retrench a part; - with of.
  12. To remove.
  13. To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
  14. To waste away.


fall, wane, moderate, increase, slack off, hold in, check, lapse, abate, contain, let up, curb, down, control, remit, slacken, subside, hold, off, fall off, ebb.

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