escalate vs intensify what difference

what is difference between escalate and intensify

English

Etymology

Back-formation from escalator.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: esʹ kə lāt, IPA(key): /ˈɛs.kə.leɪt/

Verb

escalate (third-person singular simple present escalates, present participle escalating, simple past and past participle escalated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To increase (something) in extent or intensity; to intensify or step up.
  2. (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.

Derived terms

  • de-escalate

Related terms

  • escalator
  • scale (verb)

Translations



English

Etymology

intense +‎ -ify. Compare French intensifier.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɛnsɪfaɪ/

Verb

intensify (third-person singular simple present intensifies, present participle intensifying, simple past and past participle intensified)

  1. (transitive) To render more intense
  2. (intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.

Synonyms

  • (become intense or more intense): intensen

Related terms

  • intensification

Translations


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