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Meaning of ESCALATE

Pronunciation:  'esku`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"

ESCALATE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: intensify, step up
 Antonyms: de-escalate, step down, weaken
 See Also: increase, redouble



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: boost, broaden, buoy up, cast up, climb, elevate, enlarge, erect, escalade, expand, grow, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, increase, intensify, jerk up, knock up, levitate, lift, lift up, lob, loft, mount, perk up, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rise, scale, set up, sky, spread, stick up, throw up, up, upbuoy, upcast, upclimb, upgo, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow, widen