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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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escalation

A deliberate or unpremeditated increase in scope or violence of a conflict.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.escalation - an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy; "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
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escalation

noun increase, rise, build-up, expansion, heightening, developing, acceleration, upsurge, intensification, amplification a sudden escalation of unrest in the south-eastern region
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escalation

noun
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Translations
تَصْعيد، زِيادَة حِدَّة
forøgelsestigning
stigmögnun
vystupňovanie

escalation

[ˌeskəˈleɪʃən] N [of costs, prices] → aumento m (vertiginoso), escalada f; [of tension, conflict] → intensificación f; [of violence] → intensificación f, escalada f
the threat of nuclear escalation remainssigue en pie la amenaza de una intensificación del conflicto nuclear
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escalation

[ˌɛskəˈleɪʃən] n [conflict] → escalade f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

escalation

nEskalation f
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escalation

[ˌɛskəˈleɪʃn] nescalation f inv; (of prices) → aumento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

escalate

(ˈeskəleit) verb
to increase or enlarge rapidly. Prices are escalating.
ˌescaˈlation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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