What does escalate mean?

Definitions for escalate
ˈɛs kəˌleɪtes·ca·late

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  1. escalate, intensify, step upverb

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"


  1. escalateverb

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

  2. escalateverb

    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. 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. Hishammuddin Hussein:

    This has the potential to escalate into one of the deadliest conflicts of our time, if not history, inflamed rhetoric does not do any nation any good.

  2. Tarek Tabl:

    This is only going to escalate.

  3. Orange County Sheriff Department:

    Thankfullythe juvenile victims and witnesses reacted swiftly, and no one sustained serious physical injury from this incident, this is an important reminder of how quickly a situation can escalate and that personal safety should always be top-of-mind.

  4. Yasutoshi Nishimura:

    There are downside risks to the global economy as trade tensions escalate. Against this background, the G20 leaders agreed on the need for the group to drive global growth.

  5. Khalid Hashim:

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

Images & Illustrations of escalate

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