What does de-escalate mean?

Definitions for de-escalatediˈɛs kəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. de-escalate(verb)

    diminish in size, scope, or intensity

    "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"

  2. de-escalate, weaken, step down(verb)

    reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

    "de-escalate a crisis"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of de-escalate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of de-escalate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tarek Tabl:

    This is only going to escalate.

  2. Desmond Blaize:

    I had my ID on me so it didn’t escalate, but what’s suspicious about a jogger? In jogging clothes?

  3. Mayor Michael Hancock:

    The decision not to engage with the protesters and escalate the conflict was the right one, and the perpetrators of this despicable act will be punished.

  4. Joe Biden:

    Ukraine is fighting for their very survival right now, russia continues to escalate the conflict by sending mercenaries and tanks we euphemistically [call].

  5. Andrew Tabler:

    Diplomatic efforts are under way to de-escalate the conflict, which in some cases means negotiating with the regime. But U.S. policy remains that Assad must go as part of a political transition - which isn't going to happen anytime soon.

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Translations for de-escalate

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  • αποκλιμακώσειGreek

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