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Synonyms for de-escalate
diˈɛs kəˌleɪtde-es·ca·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. de-escalateverb

    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 downverb

    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

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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 for "de-escalate":

    defuse

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. de-escalate

    Synonyms:
    'Pull the plug', see there

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How to use de-escalate in a sentence?

  1. Global Times:

    If Trump continues to escalate trade tensions with China, we cannot rule out the possibility that China will strike back by adopting a hard-line approach targeting Dow Jones index giants.

  2. Laurent Fabius:

    Our view as France is to try to de-escalate pressure.

  3. The NHL:

    I will and always have taken care of my daughter in every way possible. I have always made sure her mother has had everything she’s needed and more. I have tried to de-escalate our divorce issues and be as civil and calm as anyone in this position could. I have tried to set up FaceTime calls but not every day as I would like to because of being restricted by her mom. She has refused me to see her and had unfortunately tried to use my daughter as leverage. I will continue to always take care of my family, that goes without question.

  4. State Department:

    On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict.

  5. Stephen Lee:

    There seems to be an increasing awareness that if trade tariffs escalate further that the companies should be able to work around it companies have more of a flexibility now than they have had in the past, and part of that being regulatory and tax changes that happened earlier in the year.


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