Saturday, November 01, 2008
Definitions for abate
- to make or become less in force or intensity; decrease or diminish
- to be at an end; become null and void
- to deduct from something; reduce
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Citations for abate
Chicago law requires the landlord to abate lead paint hazards and provides fines up to $500 for each violation.
Still, behind the scenes, he was desperately trying to cajole support from colleagues warily assessing whether the perfect storm that had engulfed him would abate--or sweep him into oblivion.