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.

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  1. Philip Breedlove:

    We have seen a steady escalation.

  2. Laura Usher:

    A big chunk of the training is verbal de-escalation skills.

  3. Zhang Baohui:

    It's reckless, it has a built-in dynamic for unintended escalation.

  4. Tong Kim:

    That was a really bad escalation of the tensions in the Korean peninsula.

  5. Steve Yip:

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

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