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Synonyms for escalate
ˈɛs kəˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. escalate, intensify, step up(verb)

    increase in extent or intensity

    "The Allies escalated the bombing"

    Synonyms:
    come forward, rev up, compound, step to the fore, come to the fore, step forward, heighten, come out, step up, intensify, deepen

    Antonyms:
    de-escalate, step down, weaken

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    escalates, escalation, escalating, exacerbate, worsen, aggravate, intensify

How to pronounce escalate?

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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say escalate in sign language?

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How to use escalate in a sentence?

  1. Ryan Hammond:

    When we think about families with children with autism coming to a game, theres barriers to re-entry, theres sensory overload when we score a touchdown and theres pyrotechnics, we felt the sensory room was what we needed to be fully accessible and the idea behind it was not to change the experience but deliver a solution if they needed to take a break. If the sensory bag wasnt enough, you dont have to leave the stadium. You can take a break, de-escalate, calm down and rejoin the experience when you felt ready.

  2. Jamal Benomar:

    I urge all sides at this time of rising tensions and rhetoric to de-escalate and exercise maximum restraint, and refrain from provocation.

  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. El Hillo:

    There are a million people displaced this year and the projection is another million will be displaced inside Syria between now and the end of the year if the violence continues to escalate, so it is safe to assume that more people will be heading to Europe, and rightly so, because the countries that have so generously been hosting these refugees – Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt - are also reaching  - in the case of some of them - a breaking point.

  5. Rick Grucza:

    It’s quite likely that many of those who reported drinking regularly during their late teens went on to continue or escalate that habit throughout their adult life, in an ideal world, parents would both try to delay alcohol initiation until the late teens or early twenties and also try teach their kids to drink moderately and responsibly.


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