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Synonyms for de-escalate

diminish in size, scope, or intensity

reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

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All parties bear the responsibility for breaking this cycle and de-escalate violence.
Our common domain are the efforts to de-escalate the tension, and not to provoke further tensions.
In a statement on Friday, Pentagon spokesman Col Steven Warren said Russian aircraft had entered Ukrainian airspace several times in the past 24 hours and called on Russia to take "immediate steps to de-escalate the situation".
Russia pledged yesterday to help free the observers, who were sent to Ukraine to monitor an accord between Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union that was meant to de-escalate the crisis.
They both believe Russia needs to take measures in order to de-escalate tensions in the region, Standartnews revealed.
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris over Moscow's response to an American plan to de-escalate the crisis.
DAVID Cameron warned Russia it faces international isolation and tighter sanctions unless Moscow takes steps to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Of course, they need to take their own steps to de-escalate this situation.
Clearly, the objective must be to de-escalate this crisis.
It is now of utmost importance to restore calm, to de-escalate tensions immediately through a dialogue," Mr.
President Viktor Yanukoych has used the crisis and growing violence to meet three prominent opposition leaders in an effort to stem further bloodshed and de-escalate the crisis.
The White House released a statement today saying that Biden asked for de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and attending to the protestors viable fears.
Somebody tried to de-escalate things but then the fight started.
Staff must continue to attempt to de-escalate the situation throughout the incident with the aim of releasing holds and locks," the guidelines state.
The group confirmed it will not take part in talks designed to end the current stalemate and de-escalate tensions until certain conditions are met, despite appeals from countries such as the UK.