step down

Definitions of step down
  1. verb
    give up or retire from a position
    synonyms: leave office, quit, resign
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    take office
    assume an office, duty, or title
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    give up, renounce, resign, vacate
    leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily
    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
    lose office or power
    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
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    depart, leave, pull up stakes
    remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  2. verb
    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    synonyms: de-escalate, weaken
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    escalate, intensify, step up
    increase in extent or intensity
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
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