Definitions of de-escalate

v diminish in size, scope, or intensity

“The war of words between them de-escalated with time”
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range

v reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

de-escalate a crisis”
step down, weaken
escalate, intensify, step up
increase in extent or intensity
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller

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