Definitions of de-escalate
  1. verb

    diminish in size, scope, or intensity

    “The war of words between them
    de-escalated with time”
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    type of:

    decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

    decrease in size, extent, or range

  2. verb

    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

    de-escalate a crisis”
    step down, weaken
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    escalate, intensify, step up

    increase in extent or intensity
    type of:

    decrease, lessen, minify

    make smaller

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