Synonyms of 'step by step'
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If something changes or is done gradually, it changes or is done in small stages over a long period of time, rather than suddenly.
Gradually, she began to trust him.
Thesaurus for step by step from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you do something step by step , you do it by progressing gradually from one stage to the next.