Synonyms of escalate in English:

escalate


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verb

1‘in three years' time prices will have escalated’

SYNONYMS
increase rapidly, soar, rocket, shoot up, mount, surge, spiral, grow rapidly, rise rapidly, climb, go up
informal be jacked up, go through the ceiling, go through the roof, skyrocket, balloon
ANTONYMS

plunge

2‘the dispute escalated into a sit-in’

SYNONYMS
grow, develop, mushroom, increase, be increased, be stepped up, build up, heighten, strengthen, intensify, accelerate, be extended, be enlarged, be magnified, be amplified
ANTONYMS

shrink