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  1. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-downverb

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    Synonyms:
    reducing, lessening, simplification, decrease, reduction, decrement, drop-off, step-down, decline, diminution

  2. leave office, quit, step down, resignverb

    give up or retire from a position

    "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

    Synonyms:
    drop by the wayside, submit, quit, foreswear, de-escalate, chuck up the sponge, leave office, fall by the wayside, throw in, vacate, lay off, discontinue, drop out, take leave, renounce, weaken, give up, release, resign, cease, depart, relinquish, stop, reconcile, throw in the towel, free

  3. de-escalate, weaken, step downverb

    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

    "de-escalate a crisis"

    Synonyms:
    subvert, counteract, soften, resign, countermine, quit, leave office, de-escalate, dampen, break, sabotage, damp, weaken, undermine

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How to use step down in a sentence?

  1. Heather Cho:

    Regardless of the (ongoing) probe by the transport ministry and prosecutors, I will have Heather Cho step down from not only vice president at Korean Air but all posts at affiliates.

  2. Nate McMurray:

    He should step down immediately, i'm not sure what he's trying to do, whether extend his pension or something else, but this has to end. Suspending his campaign is one thing, but he has to resign.

  3. Robert McIntyre:

    Nothing is nailed into the tree. So there's a tripod that we strap to the tree and the feet of this tripod are made of neoprene, so they mold to the bark. So once you've taken the step down, there's no sign it was ever up. And it doesn't bruise the tree underneath the bark.

  4. Yuichiro Tamaki:

    This isn't over just because Takeda decided to step down, in my impression, he seemed to be just a figurehead.

  5. Bill Burns:

    He'll play the long game on this, he'll see this as an investment, as one step down the road toward an ... easing of outside pressure.


Translations for step down

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  • se retirer, démissionnerFrench
  • íoschéimnighIrish
  • уйти с поста, уменьшать, понижать, уволиться, увольнятьсяRussian

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