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Definition 1: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of - [verb of change]

Samples where step down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • de-escalate a crisis

Synonyms for step down in the sense of this definition

(step down is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

Samples where step down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
  • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

Synonyms for step down in the sense of this definition

(step down is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of step down ) leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily

"She vacated the position when she got pregnant" "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"

(... is a kind of step down ) go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

"He retired at age 68"

(... is a kind of step down ) give up one's career just as one becomes very successful

"The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out"

(... is a kind of step down ) lose office or power

"The government fell overnight" "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen"

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