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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    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”
    synonyms: 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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