What does de-escalation mean?

Definitions for de-escalation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. de-escalation(noun)

    (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)


  1. de-escalation(Noun)

    reduction in size or intensity of conflict


  1. De-escalation

    De-escalation refers to behavior that is intended to escape the escalation of commitment bias. Since escalation of commitment often has the tenets of escalation of conflict, it can also refer to approaches in conflict resolution. This often involves techniques such as taking a time-out, and deflecting the conversation to individuals in the group who are less passionately involved. This is a commonly used term in social work practice. It is also used as an anger management tool to remove tension between two participants in a conflictual relationship or intervention.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of de-escalation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of de-escalation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Yip:

    New Year's Eve needs to usher in an escalation of resistance to the police murder of black and brown people.

  2. Marie Harf:

    There has been a sharp escalation in the number of reported casualties, we do believe the election is a factor.

  3. Petro Poroshenko:

    Beginning a political process of de-escalation and regulation remains our priority. We don't see an alternative to the Minsk agreement.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.

  5. Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    We now need to prevent military confrontations from intensifying any more and avoid further political escalation between Kiev and Moscow. That's worth every effort.

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