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"


  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.


  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. 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. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    The greatest danger is that the conflict will escalate again.

Images & Illustrations of escalate

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