What does escalate mean?

Definitions for escalateˈɛs kəˌleɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word escalate.

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escalate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tarek Tabl:

    This is only going to escalate.

  2. Desmond Blaize:

    I had my ID on me so it didn’t escalate, but what’s suspicious about a jogger? In jogging clothes?

  3. Mayor Michael Hancock:

    The decision not to engage with the protesters and escalate the conflict was the right one, and the perpetrators of this despicable act will be punished.

  4. Joe Biden:

    Ukraine is fighting for their very survival right now, russia continues to escalate the conflict by sending mercenaries and tanks we euphemistically [call].

  5. Andrew Tabler:

    Diplomatic efforts are under way to de-escalate the conflict, which in some cases means negotiating with the regime. But U.S. policy remains that Assad must go as part of a political transition - which isn't going to happen anytime soon.

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