Definition of De-escalate

1. Verb. Diminish in size, scope, or intensity. "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"

Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: De-escalation



2. Verb. Reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of. "De-escalate a crisis"
Exact synonyms: Step Down, Weaken
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Lessen, Minify
Derivative terms: De-escalation, Step-down, Weakener
Antonyms: Escalate

Definition of De-escalate

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of deescalate) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of De-escalate

de-authorising
de-dupe
de-duped
de-dupes
de-duping
de-efferentation
de-emetinised ipecacuanha
de-emphasis
de-emphasise
de-emphasize
de-emulsifier
de-emulsify
de-energise
de-energize
de-epicardialization
de-escalate (current term)
de-escalates
de-escalation
de-excitation
de-humanise
de-humanises
de-humanize
de-humanizes
de-ice
de-iced
de-ices
de-icing
de-iodinase
de-iodinate
de-iodinating

Literary usage of De-escalate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Preventing Interpersonal Violence Among Youth: An Introduction to School by William DeJong (1994)
"Words that de-escalate a conflict are maybe, perhaps, sometimes, what if, it seems like, I feel, I think, and / wonder. 10. Really listen to what the other ..."

2. Community Mediation Programs: Developments and Challenges by Daniel McGillis (1999)
"... departments to enhance officers' abilities to diagnose a conflict situation quickly and intervene in a fashion that serves to de-escalate the conflict. ..."

3. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"Use a calm, but firm approach to de-escalate anger or attacks. If you believe that you are being treated badly by the other person and they refuse to ..."

4. Cambodia at War by Dinah PoKempner, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1995)
"the Khmer Rouge from those who preferred to end or de-escalate the war through negotiations. The prime ministers reacted sensitively to any challenges to ..."

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