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Dictionary Definition

increase

Noun

1 a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks" [syn: addition, gain]
2 a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month" [ant: decrease]
3 a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population" [syn: increment, growth] [ant: decrease, decrease]
4 the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare" [syn: increment] [ant: decrease]
5 the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary" [syn: step-up] [ant: decrease]

Verb

1 become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased" [ant: decrease]
2 make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted" [ant: decrease]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • sense verb , /ɪnˈkriːs/, /In"kri:s/
  • sense noun , /ˈɪnkriːs/, /"Inkri:s/
  • Rhymes with: -iːs

Verb

  1. intransitive of a quantity to become larger.
  2. To make (a quantity) larger.

Synonyms

Translations

become larger
  • Czech: stoupat
  • Finnish: kasvaa, lisääntyä, suurentua
  • French: augmenter, croître
  • German: wachsen, sich vergrößern, steigern, erhöhen
  • Italian: aumentare
  • Japanese: 増える, 増加する, 増大する
  • Latin: augere
  • Nahuatl: timalla, timalloa
  • Portuguese: aumentar, acrescentar
  • Spanish: aumentar
make larger
  • Czech: zvýšit, zvětšit
  • Finnish: kasvattaa, lisätä, suurentaa
  • Italian: aumentare
  • Japanese: 増える, 増加する, 増大する
  • Korean: 증가시키다
  • Portuguese: aumentar, progredir
  • Russian: увеличивать, увеличить, наращивать нарастить
  • Spanish: aumentar, subir
  • ttbc Chinese: (zengjia), (zeng1jia1)

Noun

  1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
  2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

Synonyms

Translations

increased amount
  • Greek: αύξηση
  • Japanese: 増加, 増大
  • Portuguese: acréscimo
  • Russian: увеличение, рост, прирост
act of becoming larger
  • Greek: αύξηση

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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