1‘thankfully, the storm had abated’
subside, die away, die down, die out, drop away, drop off, lessen, let up, decrease, diminish, moderate, decline, fade, dwindle, slacken, recede, cool off, tail off, peter out, taper off, wane, ebb, relent, desist, weaken, become weaker, come to an end
2‘energy efficiency may be the quickest way to abate emissions of carbon dioxide’
decrease, lessen, diminish, reduce, lower, moderate, ease, soothe, relieve, dampen, calm, tone down, alleviate, mitigate, mollify, allay, assuage, palliate, temper, appease, attenuate
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.