Definitions for escalate
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escalate, intensify, step upverb
increase in extent or intensity
"The Allies escalated the bombing"
to increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up
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.
To escalate is to increase or intensify in severity, scope, or magnitude. It can also imply a progression or advancement to a higher level, state, or position. This term is frequently used in various contexts such as conflicts, situations, problems, or disagreements where these begin to become more serious or intense.
The numerical value of escalate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of escalate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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.
This is only going to escalate.
I had my ID on me so it didn’t escalate, but what’s suspicious about a jogger? In jogging clothes?
According to Milley, the calls were arranged due to “concerning intelligence” that the Chinese were concerned about a potential US attack on them. “I know, I am certain that President Trump did not intend to attack the Chinese,” Milley said. “My task at that time was to de-escalate.”
It's not quite so simple as stick it in the traditional basket of escalate, de-escalate, he did that by putting 190,000 troops on the border. He could have de-escalated and got everything he wanted pretty much. He didn't do it.
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