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escalate

(ĕs′kă-lāt) [L. scala, staircase]
1. To increase, esp. the dosage of a medication.
2. To become more angry, dangerous, or intense, as in an interpersonal crisis.
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Credible capabilities represent the relevant factors of time, space, and forces for either actor that enhance the perception that escalation is possible.
Acknowledge that there is no uniform approach to automatic escalation policies.
In spite of the calls for a revolutionary escalation and for remaining in change squares, some politicians have different opinions.
The objective of this study is to summarize the determinants of escalation into a model of escalation that distinguishes rational escalation decisions from irrational ones.
Helga Drummond (1995) says that escalation is "a situation where decision makers are believed to compound the problem by persisting irrationally.
The escalation should be industry-wide, or at least throughout your geographic region, and measurable.
Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam.
Then, as in Crampton's Figure 3, there can be escalation to more structured family meetings that reach agreements on how to keep children safe within their existing family.
Some experts recommend clinical and laboratory monitoring more often than once per month, and in particular, would include monitoring of liver function tests at baseline, prior to dose escalation and at two weeks post dose escalation.
Escalation of commitment has been of interest to social scientists since the 1970s (e.
Her argument is that expectation and system design grow exponentially with each compromise, which produces the escalation in decision-making phenomena.
It is very rare to find a recent lease without some sort of escalation provision included within its terms.