Definition of escalate:
Synonyms for escalate:
step to the fore, supersize, double, add, aggravate, compound, rev up, multiply, go through the roof, augment, accelerate, extend, upsurge, inflame, wax, swell, come out, proliferate, balloon, come to the fore, climb, mount, come forward, make matters/things worse, stoke, step forward, gain, aggrandize, add to, enlarge, snowball, add fuel to the fire/flames, hype, build up, do more harm than good, exacerbate, accumulate, pump up, expand, grow, complicate, appreciate, intensify, go up, spread, worsen, burgeon, beef up, soar, run up, roll up, mushroom, amplify, step-up, boost, boom, up, build.
Through this dialogue, we have ensured against bilateral misunderstandings and miscalculations which might escalate out of control, and have managed to avoid the injection of superpower rivalries into areas of tension like the Iran- Iraq conflict.- "State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter", Jimmy Carter.
- "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom", Cory Doctorow.
- "How and When to Be Your Own Doctor", Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon.