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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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During their weekend summit meeting in California, Obama was quoted as telling Xi that "the parties should seek to deescalate, not escalate" the dispute over the islands and "to have conversations about this through diplomatic channels and not through actions out of the East China Sea.
As long as subjects do not perceive it as an uncaring shift, such a tactic may deescalate a particularly inflammatory course of dialogue.
Kerry then spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to express support over Abbas' condemnation of the attacks and urged him to do everything possible to deescalate tension.
He held two-hour-long talks with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin late Sunday in which the steps of what Kiev calls a "peace plan" to deescalate the situation in Ukraine was on the agenda.
We urge Russia to honor the commitments it made in Geneva on April 17 to deescalate the situation in Ukraine.
The statement said that Ban Ki-moon calls again for urgent and constructive dialogue to deescalate the situation and address all differences.
The Secretary-General urged Russian and Ukrainian leaders "to deescalate the situation, avoid hasty actions, and immediately engage in direct and constructive dialogue to resolve all these problems.
Sudanese president said two days ago after his return from Doha that JEM rebels do not represent Darfur people, following a request by the Joint Chief Mediator to deescalate military operation against JEM rebels in Darfur.
from the Chandipur test range on Wheeler's Island amid international pressure on India to deescalate military tension with arch-foe Pakistan.
These events make efforts to establish ceasefire even more urgent and we reiterate Our call to both sides to deescalate the situation to end violence and to end suffering of the ivilian population," Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High representative Catherine Ashton, told a news conference here.