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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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