Synonyms of escalate in English:

escalate


See definition of escalate

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