de-escalate

verb de-es·ca·late \ (ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-ˌlāt , nonstandard -kyə- \

Definition of de-escalate

transitive verb
:limit 2b
  • de-escalate production
intransitive verb
:to decrease in extent, volume, or scope
  • violence began to de-escalate
  • tried to de-escalate the tension

de-escalation

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌes-kə-ˈlā-shən, nonstandard -kyə-\ noun

de-escalatory

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈes-kə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, nonstandard -kyə-\ adjective

First Known Use of de-escalate

1964



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