Bate Bate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bating}.] [From abate.] 1. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower. [1913 Webster]

He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To allow by way of abatement or deduction. [1913 Webster]

To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To leave out; to except. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood, He lies that says it. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

4. To remove. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

5. To deprive of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

When baseness is exalted, do not bate The place its honor for the person's sake. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.