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Meaning of ESCALATE

Pronunciation:  'esku`leyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

 

 

 

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