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Entry Word: escalate
Function: verb
Text: 1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number <as the war between the two countries escalated, it threatened to become a global conflict> -- see INCREASE 2
2 to make greater in size, amount, or number <the president promised to escalate the government's program to combat the dreaded disease> -- see INCREASE 1