What is another word for steepen?

Pronunciation: [stˈiːpən] (IPA)

Steepen is a word that refers to a sudden or significant increase in the slope or gradient of something, such as a hill or a curve. There are several synonyms for this word that you can use to convey the same meaning, including steep, incline, rise, ascend, climb, escalate, soar, and mount. These words can be used interchangeably to describe the sharp rise or increase in something's angle or gradient. For example, you can say, "The hill steepened suddenly, making it harder to climb," or "The stock market rose sharply, steepening the climb for traders." Using these synonyms for steepen can help add variety and depth to your writing while effectively communicating the intended meaning.

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What are the hypernyms for Steepen?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Steepen?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Steepen

At the first outset, heavy, miry ground and a matted, marsh vegetation greatly delayed our progress; but by little and little the hill began to steepen and become stony under foot, and the wood to change its character and to grow in a more open order.
"Treasure Island"
Robert Louis Stevenson
This is true of the rocks up to the level of the Chimney, but they steepen when that is passed, and remaining smooth and with but few fractures, and still continuing to dip outwards, present some steps of a very uncertain kind, particularly when they are glazed with ice.
"The Ascent of the Matterhorn"
Edward Whymper
When he had gone the better part of a mile into the country, and the road had begun to steepen perceptibly, the sound of a motor behind warned him to one side.
"The Turner Twins"
Ralph Henry Barbour

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