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es·ca·late

 (ĕs′kə-lāt′)
v. es·ca·lat·ed, es·ca·lat·ing, es·ca·lates
v.intr.
To increase in intensity, extent, or amount: tensions that escalated into violence.
v.tr.
1. To increase, enlarge, or intensify: escalated the hostilities in the Persian Gulf.
2. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy: escalated the customer's complaint.

[Back-formation from escalator.]

es′ca·la′tion n.
es′ca·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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escalate

(ˈɛskəˌleɪt)
vb
to increase or be increased in extent, intensity, or magnitude: to escalate a war; prices escalated because of inflation.
[C20: back formation from escalator]
ˌescaˈlation n
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es•ca•late

(ˈɛs kəˌleɪt)

v.i., v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
to increase in intensity, magnitude, etc.: a time when prices escalate; to escalate a war.
[1920–25; back formation from escalator]
es`ca•la′tion, n.
es′ca•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
pron: See percolate.
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escalate


Past participle: escalated
Gerund: escalating

Imperative
escalate
escalate
Present
I escalate
you escalate
he/she/it escalates
we escalate
you escalate
they escalate
Preterite
I escalated
you escalated
he/she/it escalated
we escalated
you escalated
they escalated
Present Continuous
I am escalating
you are escalating
he/she/it is escalating
we are escalating
you are escalating
they are escalating
Present Perfect
I have escalated
you have escalated
he/she/it has escalated
we have escalated
you have escalated
they have escalated
Past Continuous
I was escalating
you were escalating
he/she/it was escalating
we were escalating
you were escalating
they were escalating
Past Perfect
I had escalated
you had escalated
he/she/it had escalated
we had escalated
you had escalated
they had escalated
Future
I will escalate
you will escalate
he/she/it will escalate
we will escalate
you will escalate
they will escalate
Future Perfect
I will have escalated
you will have escalated
he/she/it will have escalated
we will have escalated
you will have escalated
they will have escalated
Future Continuous
I will be escalating
you will be escalating
he/she/it will be escalating
we will be escalating
you will be escalating
they will be escalating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been escalating
you have been escalating
he/she/it has been escalating
we have been escalating
you have been escalating
they have been escalating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been escalating
you will have been escalating
he/she/it will have been escalating
we will have been escalating
you will have been escalating
they will have been escalating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been escalating
you had been escalating
he/she/it had been escalating
we had been escalating
you had been escalating
they had been escalating
Conditional
I would escalate
you would escalate
he/she/it would escalate
we would escalate
you would escalate
they would escalate
Past Conditional
I would have escalated
you would have escalated
he/she/it would have escalated
we would have escalated
you would have escalated
they would have escalated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.escalate - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
redouble - double in magnitude, extent, or intensity; "The enemy redoubled their screaming on the radio"
de-escalate, step down, weaken - reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of; "de-escalate a crisis"
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escalate

verb
1. grow, increase, extend, intensify, expand, surge, be increased, mount, heighten Unions and management fear the dispute could escalate.
grow contract, diminish, decrease, lessen, wane, wind down, abate
2. increase, develop, extend, intensify, expand, build up, step up, heighten, enlarge, magnify, amplify Defeat could cause one side or the other to escalate the conflict.
increase limit, lessen, wind down
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escalate

verb
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Translations
يُصَعِّد، يَزيد حِدَّة
forøgestige
stigmagna(st
didinimaseskalacija
celtiessaasināt
zvyšovať sa

escalate

[ˈeskəleɪt]
A. VI
1. [costs, prices] → subir vertiginosamente
production costs have escalatedlos costes de producción han subido vertiginosamente
escalating costscostes mpl que van en continuo aumento
the cost of the project has escalated to £8.7 millionel coste del proyecto ha subido vertiginosamente a 8,7 millones de libras
2. [violence, tension, conflict] → intensificarse
the violence could escalate into a warla violencia podría intensificarse hasta llegar a una guerra
B. VT [+ conflict] → intensificar; [+ demands] → aumentar
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escalate

[ˈɛskəleɪt]
vi
(= get worse) [war, dispute] → s'intensifier
to escalate into sth → dégénérer en qch
(= rise sharply) [costs] → monter en flèche
vt [+ conflict, war] → intensifier
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

escalate

vt warausweiten, eskalieren; costssprunghaft erhöhen
visich ausweiten, um sich greifen, eskalieren; (costs)eskalieren, in die Höhe schnellen
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escalate

[ˈɛskəˌleɪt]
1. vi
a. (violence, fighting, bombing) → intensificarsi
b. (costs) → salire
2. vtintensificare
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escalate

(ˈeskəleit) verb
to increase or enlarge rapidly. Prices are escalating.
ˌescaˈlation noun
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