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synonyms for escalation

  • acceleration
  • growth
  • increase
  • rise
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antonyms for escalation

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  • decrease
  • diminishment
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How to use escalation in a sentence

The result was a tragic escalation of sectarian rage and reprisal that continues to this day.
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESSES OF GEORGE W. BUSHGEORGE W. BUSH
There were several reasons for this rapid escalation in what was to have been a limited program.
INTEGRATION OF THE ARMED FORCES, 1940-1965MORRIS J. MACGREGOR, JR.
It's like an escalation in the arms race, and understandably, no one wants to disarm alone.
COMPLETE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESSES FROM 1790 TO 2006VARIOUS
Many books were written about the escalation of hostility through the language of political and ideological discourse.
THE CIVILIZATION OF ILLITERACYMIHAI NADIN
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WORDS RELATED TO ESCALATION

  • aggrandization
  • amplification
  • augment
  • augmentation
  • boost
  • buildup
  • enlargement
  • escalation
  • growth
  • multiplication
  • raise
  • rise
  • swell
  • upsurge
  • upswing
  • upturn
  • aggrandizement
  • boom
  • boost
  • buildup
  • distension
  • enhancement
  • enlargement
  • escalation
  • expansion
  • extension
  • hike
  • intensification
  • prosperity
  • puffiness
  • rise
  • spread
  • tumefaction
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