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Synonyms for de-escalate
diˈɛs kəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. de-escalate(verb)

    diminish in size, scope, or intensity

    "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"

    Synonyms:
    weaken, step down

    Antonyms:
    step up, escalate, intensify

  2. de-escalate, weaken, step down(verb)

    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

    "de-escalate a crisis"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, step down, counteract, soften, resign, countermine, quit, leave office, dampen, break, sabotage, damp, weaken, undermine

    Antonyms:
    escalate, step up, intensify

Editors Contribution

  1. ameliorate

    to make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

    "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards"

    Submitted by anonymous on July 5, 2020  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    defuse

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. de-escalate

    Synonyms:
    'Pull the plug', see there

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