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Anticipate ImprovementPlay
Use 'abate' when expressing hope for a situation to become better. SlideThe community waited for the storm to abate.
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Not ImmediatePlay
'Abate' implies a gradual decrease, not an instant stop. SlideThe doctor said the swelling should abate over a few days.
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Emphasize ReductionPlay
Highlight the process of something becoming less in intensity or quantity. SlideThey installed soundproof walls to abate the noise from the street.