Escalate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeskəleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word escalate
Brit.  |ˈɛskəleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word escalate

verb

- increase in extent or intensity(syn: intensify)

The Allies escalated the bombing

Examples

The conflict has escalated into an all-out war.

We are trying not to escalate the violence.

Salaries of leading executives have continued to escalate.

The cold weather has escalated fuel prices.

Her fear was escalating into panic.

The fighting on the border is escalating.

We do not want to escalate the war.

The costs were escalating alarmingly.

The local war escalated into a major conflict

The Allies escalated the bombing

The conflict could escalate into a full-blooded war.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: escalate
he/she/it: escalates
present participle: escalating
past tense: escalated
past participle: escalated
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