how to pronounce escalate


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The above transcription of escalate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

escalate is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and things might not escalate to quite …”

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.

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