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Synonyms of stepping down

Noun


1. abdication, stepping down, resignation

usage: a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

2. abdication, stepping down, resignation

usage: the act of abdicating

Verb


1. leave office, quit, step down, resign, leave, depart, pull up stakes

usage: give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

2. de-escalate, weaken, step down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"

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