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What is another word for escalate?

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To increase in amount, size, degree or value
“The cost of the Games has risen to at least 6 billion euros, and many observers expect the costs to escalate even more.”
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To make or become bigger in scale, or more intense or serious
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“Therefore, there is the possibility that a relatively small problem may rapidly escalate into a crisis.”
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To deteriorate in condition
“The sinful nature of these brutes is starting to escalate to highly dangerous levels.”
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To make more strict or stringent
“We will have to escalate the measures taken and perhaps use existing regulations to control the sale of these products.”
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To transfer responsibility, typically to a higher authority
“At that time, if we are still not in agreement, I will have no choice but to escalate this issue to my manager Glenda Starnes.”
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To elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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To hasten the speed or progress of
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