Definitions for escalateˈɛs kəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalate, intensify, step up(verb)

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"

Wiktionary

  1. escalate(Verb)

    to increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up

  2. escalate(Verb)

    in technical support, to transfer a telephone caller to the next higher level of authority

    The tech 1 escalated the caller to a tech 2.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tarek Tabl:

    This is only going to escalate.

  2. Vagelis Boutas:

    We will escalate our demonstrations from tomorrow.

  3. Laurent Fabius:

    Our view as France is to try to de-escalate pressure.

  4. Khalid Hashim:

    I don't think the current tensions will escalate any further.

  5. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau:

    We need to encourage dialogue now and we need to de-escalate the situation.

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