Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun step_down

1 sense of step-down

Sense 1
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)
       => change of magnitude -- (the act of changing the amount or size of something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb step_down

2 senses of step down

Sense 1
leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")
       => leave, depart, pull up stakes -- (remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes")

Sense 2
de-escalate, weaken, step down -- (reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

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