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English verb: escalate

1. escalate (change) increase in extent or intensity


SamplesThe Allies escalated the bombing.


Synonymsintensify, step up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)redouble


Antonymsde-escalate, step down, weaken









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