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de-escalate

verb

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1 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
  • first, the mediator tried to de-escalate the tension in the room

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“De-escalate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de-escalate. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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