what is difference between escalate and intensify
Back-formation from escalator.
- (UK, US) enPR: esʹ kə lāt, IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kə.leɪt/
escalate (third-person singular simple present escalates, present participle escalating, simple past and past participle escalated)
- (transitive, intransitive) To increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up.
- (transitive) In technical support, to transfer a customer, a problem, etc. to the next higher level of authority
- The tech 1 escalated the caller to a tech 2.
- scale (verb)
intense + -ify. Compare French intensifier.
- IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛnsɪfaɪ/
intensify (third-person singular simple present intensifies, present participle intensifying, simple past and past participle intensified)
- (transitive) To render more intense
- (intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
- (become intense or more intense): intensen