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1. escalate

verb. ['ˈɛskəˌleɪt'] increase in extent or intensity.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • increase
  • step up

Antonyms

  • de-escalate
  • decelerate
  • reduce
  • minimize

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Words that Rhyme with Escalate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
  • annihilate
  • appellate
  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
  • breastplate
  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • contemplate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate

Example sentences of the word escalate


1. Verb, base form
Generally, nontoxic potpourri ingredients may trigger only drooling, but toxic bits would escalate danger.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In real life, the risks escalate to being injured or even killed on the job.

3. Noun, singular or mass
After trying the above method, escalate to:

Quotes containing the word escalate


1. The way humor's usually used in horror, it's as a pressure-release valve; without it, the drama would escalate out of all control almost immediately.
- Stephen Graham Jones

2. de-escalate

verb. reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • lessen
  • weaken
  • minify

Antonyms

  • escalate
  • take office
  • inflate
  • accelerate

3. de-escalate

verb. diminish in size, scope, or intensity.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • fall
  • lessen

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • expand
  • appreciate
  • lengthen
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