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English definition of “de-escalate”

de-escalate

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌdiːˈes.kə.leɪt/ us  
to (cause to) become less dangerous or difficult: The government has taken these measures in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict. There are signs that the confrontation is beginning to de-escalate.Becoming and making less strong
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