HyperDic: de-escalate

English > 2 senses of the word de-escalate:
VERBchangede-escalatediminish in size, scope, or intensity
changede-escalate, weaken, step downreduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
English > de-escalate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningdiminish in size, scope, or intensity.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The war of words between them de-escalated with time"
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Nounsde-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
English > de-escalate: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningReduce the level or intensity or size or scope of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"de-escalate a crisis"
Synonymsweaken, step down
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositeescalate, intensify, step upincrease in extent or intensity
Spanishdesescalar
Catalandesescalar
Nounsde-escalation(war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)

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