What is the opposite of escalate?

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Verb
Opposite of to increase in amount, size, degree or value
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Opposite of to increase rapidly
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Opposite of make or become more intense or serious
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Opposite of to become or make more intense
“During the midsection of the morning, I was able to abate my longing for biscuits by eating a slice of homemade fruit cake.”
Verb
(intransitive) Opposite of to become larger in size or degree
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
Verb
Opposite of to hasten the speed or progress of
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