What does escalate mean?

Definitions for escalate
ˈɛs kəˌleɪtes·ca·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalate, intensify, step up(verb)

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"


  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.

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  1. Alex
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  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

Examples of escalate in a Sentence

  1. Ahn Duk-geun:

    This is a signal that Japan would not further escalate tensions. This is positive in that it creates an atmosphere for talks.

  2. Derek Halpenny:

    This all shows how quickly trade tensions could escalate between the U.S. and China, it may not be the end of the matter as U.S. officials are looking at another $100 billion of Chinese imports on which they could impose tariffs if desired.

  3. The State Department:

    The secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL coalition operating in Syria.

  4. Jim Mattis:

    ( AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The news followedremarks from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday that the U.S. military would take out any North Korean missile spotted heading for American soil, including Guam. Jim Mattis said the U.S. would detect a missile of that nature heading towards Guam within moments. If North Korea fires at the U.S., North Korea could escalate into war very quickly.

  5. State Department spokesman Mark Toner:

    China has also noted that the US and South Korea are holding large-scale military exercises targeting North Korea, under current circumstances, all relevant sides should exercise restraint, and avoid actions that would provoke each other and escalate tensions.

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