reescalate

verb re·es·ca·late \ (ˌ)rē-ˈe-skə-ˌlāt , nonstandard -skyə- \
variants: or re-escalate
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reescalate

reescalated or re-escalated; reescalating or re-escalating
transitive + intransitive
: to escalate or become escalated again : to increase again in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope
  • You have seen actions and retaliations take place that threaten to reescalate the situation.
  • —Richard Boucher
  • … with the failure of the Camp David summit in 2000 and the eruption of the second intifada, the conflict reescalated.
  • —Soli Vered and Daniel Bar-Tal
  • … meanwhile, inflation … declined to 6.5 percent in 1992, then reescalated to an estimated 32.0 percent in 1994 …
  • Political Handbook of the World 1998

reescalation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌe-skə-ˈlā-shən, nonstandard -skyə-\ or re-escalation noun, plural reescalations or re-escalations
    • a reescalation of prices/spending
    • A reescalation of tensions between North Korea and the United States is weighing on international markets.
    • MTI Econews

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