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Synonyms for step-down

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    the act of decreasing or reducing something

    Synonyms:
    reducing, lessening, simplification, decrease, reduction, decrement, drop-off, 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, step down, 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, step down, counteract, soften, resign, countermine, quit, leave office, de-escalate, dampen, break, sabotage, damp, weaken, undermine

Wiktionary

  1. step-down(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    step-up

  2. step-down(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    step-up

  3. step-down(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    step-up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cascading, cascaded, tiered, cascade, layered, tiering

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How to say step-down in sign language?

  1. stepdown

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How to use step-down in a sentence?

  1. Caroll Spinney:

    Before I came to Sesame Street, I didn't feel like what I was doing was very important. Big Bird helped me find my purpose, even as I step down from my roles, I feel I will always be Big Bird. And even Oscar, once in a while ! They have given me great joy, led me to my true calling -- and my wonderful wife ! -- and created a lifetime of memories that I will cherish forever.

  2. John Nienstedt:

    My leadership has unfortunately drawn attention away from the good works of His Church and those who perform them. Thus, my decision to step down.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    Ultimately, everyone knows, he's going to have to endorse, but I think he played it well by saying, after his initial hesitation, ‘I'm not ready, I need to talk about this,’ saying he's willing to step down if Trump asks him to step down as chairman of the convention.

  4. Geoffrey Berman:

    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.

  5. Nguyen Phu Trong:

    My age is high, health is limited, knowledge is limited. I asked to step down, but because of the responsibility assigned by the party I have to perform my duty, i'm also worried because the upcoming work is heavy.

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