de-escalate

de-escalate

[dee-es-kuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), de-escalated, de-escalating.
to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to de-escalate a war.
Also, deescalate.


Origin:
1960–65; de- + escalate

de-escalation, deescalation, noun
de-escalatory, deescalatory [dee-es-kuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
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de-escalate (diːˈɛskəˌleɪt)
 
vb
to reduce the level or intensity of (a crisis, etc)
 
de-esca'lation
 
n

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de-escalate
also deescalate, 1964, from de- + escalate.
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