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de-escalate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: diminish in size, scope, or intensity; "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"
2: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de- escalate a crisis" [syn: de-escalate, weaken, step down] [ant: escalate, intensify, step up]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1964 transitive verb limit 2b intransitive verb to decrease in extent, volume, or scope de-escalation noun de-escalatory adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. reduce the level or intensity of. Derivatives: de-escalation n.



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