step down

Primary Meanings of step down

1.
v
give up or retire from a position
2.
v
reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
Full Definitions of step down
1

v give up or retire from a position

Synonyms:
leave office, quit, resign
Antonyms:
take office
assume an office, duty, or title
Types:
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give up, renounce, resign, vacate
leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
retire
go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
top out
give up one's career just as one becomes very successful
fall
lose office or power
superannuate
retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity
abdicate, renounce
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
bow out, withdraw
retire gracefully
Type of:
depart, leave, pull up stakes
remove oneself from an association with or participation in
2

v reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

Synonyms:
de-escalate, weaken
Antonyms:
escalate, intensify, step up
increase in extent or intensity
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller

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