how to pronounce escalate


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escalate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of escalate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… can escalate into secondary deviance in …”

meanings of escalate


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

escalate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word escalate occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics escalate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that escalate can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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