Associations to the word «Escalate»

Wiktionary

ESCALATE, verb. (ambitransitive) To increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up.
ESCALATE, verb. (transitive) In technical support, to transfer a customer, a problem, etc. to the next higher level of authority

Dictionary definition

ESCALATE, verb. Increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne