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English verb: de-escalate

1. de-escalate (change) diminish in size, scope, or intensity


SamplesThe war of words between them de-escalated with time.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

2. de-escalate (change) reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of


SamplesDe-escalate a crisis.


Synonymsstep down, weaken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Antonymsescalate, intensify, step up









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