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de-es·ca·late

or de·es·ca·late (dē-ĕs′kə-lāt′)
v. de-es·ca·lat·ed, de-es·ca·lat·ing, de-es·ca·lates or de·es·ca·lat·ed or de·es·ca·lat·ing or de·es·ca·lates
v.tr.
To decrease the size, scope, or intensity of (a war, for example).
v.intr.
To decrease or diminish in size, scope, or intensity: The birth rate has begun to de-escalate.

de-es′ca·la′tion n.
de-es′ca·la·tor′y (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

de-escalate

(diːˈɛskəˌleɪt)
vb
to reduce the level or intensity of (a crisis, etc)
de-ˌescaˈlation n

de-es•ca•late

or de•es•ca•late

(diˈɛs kəˌleɪt)

v.t., v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to decrease in intensity, magnitude, amount, or the like.
[1960–65]
de-es`ca•la′tion, n.
de-es′ca•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

de-escalate


Past participle: de-escalated
Gerund: de-escalating

Imperative
de-escalate
de-escalate
Present
I de-escalate
you de-escalate
he/she/it de-escalates
we de-escalate
you de-escalate
they de-escalate
Preterite
I de-escalated
you de-escalated
he/she/it de-escalated
we de-escalated
you de-escalated
they de-escalated
Present Continuous
I am de-escalating
you are de-escalating
he/she/it is de-escalating
we are de-escalating
you are de-escalating
they are de-escalating
Present Perfect
I have de-escalated
you have de-escalated
he/she/it has de-escalated
we have de-escalated
you have de-escalated
they have de-escalated
Past Continuous
I was de-escalating
you were de-escalating
he/she/it was de-escalating
we were de-escalating
you were de-escalating
they were de-escalating
Past Perfect
I had de-escalated
you had de-escalated
he/she/it had de-escalated
we had de-escalated
you had de-escalated
they had de-escalated
Future
I will de-escalate
you will de-escalate
he/she/it will de-escalate
we will de-escalate
you will de-escalate
they will de-escalate
Future Perfect
I will have de-escalated
you will have de-escalated
he/she/it will have de-escalated
we will have de-escalated
you will have de-escalated
they will have de-escalated
Future Continuous
I will be de-escalating
you will be de-escalating
he/she/it will be de-escalating
we will be de-escalating
you will be de-escalating
they will be de-escalating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been de-escalating
you have been de-escalating
he/she/it has been de-escalating
we have been de-escalating
you have been de-escalating
they have been de-escalating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been de-escalating
you will have been de-escalating
he/she/it will have been de-escalating
we will have been de-escalating
you will have been de-escalating
they will have been de-escalating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been de-escalating
you had been de-escalating
he/she/it had been de-escalating
we had been de-escalating
you had been de-escalating
they had been de-escalating
Conditional
I would de-escalate
you would de-escalate
he/she/it would de-escalate
we would de-escalate
you would de-escalate
they would de-escalate
Past Conditional
I would have de-escalated
you would have de-escalated
he/she/it would have de-escalated
we would have de-escalated
you would have de-escalated
they would have de-escalated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.de-escalate - diminish in size, scope, or intensity; "The war of words between them de-escalated with time"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
2.de-escalate - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
escalate, intensify, step up - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
Translations

de-escalate

[ˌdiːˈeskəleɪt] VT [+ tension] → reducir; [+ crisis, conflict] → desacelerar, frenar la escalada de; [+ war] → frenar la escalada de

de-escalate

de-escalate

[diːˈɛskəˌleɪt] vt (crisis) → ridimensionare; (tension) → portare ad un rilassamento di
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