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  1. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down(verb)

    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, resign(verb)

    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 down(verb)

    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. Mike Huckabee:

    Speaker Ryan needs to make it clear that if the President won't stand to protect America from wholesale open borders, then Republicans will, if Ryan will not lead and reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East without assurances that we can separate refugees from terrorists, then Speaker Ryan needs to step down today and let someone else lead.

  2. Geoffrey Berman:

    I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was' stepping down' as United States Attorney. I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning, my position, to which I was appointed by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, i will step down when a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate. Until then, our investigations will move forward without delay or interruption.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Kayla Moore:

    So let me set the record straight even after all the attacks against me, attacks against my family, attacks against the foundation and now against my husband, he will not step down.

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Translations for step down

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

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