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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bate /ˈbet/
 (vt.)減弱,減少,降低,軟化大怒

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate n.  Strife; contention. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bating.]
 1. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
    He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him.   --Locke.
 2. To allow by way of abatement or deduction.
    To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament.   --South.
 3. To leave out; to except. [Obs.]
 Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood,
 He lies that says it.   --Beau. & Fl.
 4. To remove. [Obs.]
    About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare.   --Holland.
 5. To deprive of. [Obs.]
 When baseness is exalted, do not bate
 The place its honor for the person's sake.   --Herbert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, v. i.
 1. To remit or retrench a part; -- with of.
    Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine.   --Dryden.
 2. To waste away. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate v. t. To attack; to bait. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, v. i.  To flutter as a hawk; to bait. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, imp. of Bite. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, n. Jewish Antiq. See 2d Bath.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, n.  An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; -- employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bate, v. t. To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bate
      v 1: moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his
           breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of
           bating his enthusiasm"
      2: flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
      3: soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals
         used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"