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Increase

Increase Meaning & Definition
Increase Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Increase?

[n] the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
[n] the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
[n] a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
[n] a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
[n] 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"
[v] make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"
[v] become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Increase: addition | gain | growth | increment | increment | step-up

Related Terms | Find terms related to Increase: accession | accessory | accompaniment | accretion | accrue | accumulate | add to | addenda | addendum | additament | addition | additive | additory | additum | adjunct | adjunction | adjuvant | advance | affixation | agent provocateur | agglutination | aggrandize | aggrandizement | aggravate | aggravation | ampliation | amplification | amplify | anabasis | annex | annexation | annoy | annoyance | appanage | appendage | appendant | apportion | appreciate | appurtenance | appurtenant | ascension | ascent | attachment | augment | augmentation | balloon | beef up | better | bloat | blossom | blow up | boom | boost | breakthrough | breed | brew | broaden | broadening | build | build up | bulk | bulk out | burgeon | calibrate | calibrated | clamber | climb | climbing | coda | complement | compound | concomitant | contentiousness | continuation | corollary | count | crescendo | decrease | deepen | deepening | deliberate aggravation | deployment | deteriorate | deterioration | develop | developing | development | differentiate | dilate | dispersion | distend | divide | elevation | elongate | embitter | embittering | embitterment | enhance | enhancement | enlarge | enlargement | escalade | escalating | escalation | exacerbate | exacerbation | exalt | exasperate | exasperation | expand | expanding | expansion | extend | extension | extrapolation | fanning out | fatten | fill out | fix | fixture | flare | flourish | fortify | fountain | further | gain | gain strength | gains | gather | germinate | get ahead | go up | gradational | grade | gradual | graduate | graduated | greaten | grow | grow up | growing | growth | gush | gyring up | heat up | heighten | heightening | hierarchic | hike | hike up | hiking | hot up | huff | hypertrophy | improve | increasing | increment | inflate | inflation | inmate | intensification | intensify | irritate | irritation | jack up | jet | joining | jump | jump up | junction | juxtaposition | leap | lengthen | levitation | magnification | magnify | make acute | make worse | manifold | mature | maximize | measure | mount | mounting | multiple | multiplication | multiplication table | multiplier | multiply | multiplying | mushroom | number | offshoot | on the increase | outgrow | overdevelop | overgrow | overtop | parcel | parlay | pendant | plus | prefixation | procreate | profits | progressive | proliferate | proliferating | proliferation | prolong | protract | provocation | provoke | puff | puff up | pullulate | pump | pump up | push | put up | pyramid | quantify | quantize | raise | raising | rarefy | rate | recruit | reduce | regular | reinforce | reinforcement | reproduce | rise | rising | rocketing up | run up | saltation | scalar | shade off | sharpen | sharpening | shoot up | shooting up | side effect | side issue | snowball | soaring | sour | souring | splay | spout | spread | spreading | spring | spring up | sprout | sprout up | spurt | strengthen | stretch | suffixation | sufflate | superaddition | superfetation | superjunction | superposition | supplement | supplementation | surge | swarm | swell | tables | tailpiece | takeoff | taking off | teem | thicken | thrive | tower | tumefy | undergirding | uniting | up | upclimb | upcoming | updraft | upgang | upgo | upgoing | upgrade | upgrowth | uphill | upleap | uplift | upping | uprisal | uprise | uprising | uprush | upshoot | upslope | upspear | upspring | upsprout | upsurge | upsurgence | upsweep | upswing | vault | vegetate | vise | wax | waxing | widen | widening | winnings | worsen | worsening | zooming

See Also | accretion | accretion | accrual | accrue | accruement | accumulate | accumulation | accumulation | add to | addition | advance | advance | aggrandisement | aggrandizement | alter | alteration | amass | amount | amplification | amplification | amplify | appreciate | appreciation | apprise | apprize | augment | augmentation | augmentation | blow up | boost | boost | broaden | broadening | build | build up | change | change | change magnitude | change of magnitude | climb | complement | compound | concentration | conglomerate | cost increase | crescendo | cumulate | deepen | elevation | enlarge | enlargement | escalate | escalation | exaggeration | expand | expanding upon | expansion | explode | extend | fare increase | full | gain | gain | gather | grow | heighten | hike | inclusion | indefinite quantity | inflate | intensification | intensify | jump | leap | lengthen | magnify | manifold | maximation | maximisation | maximise | maximization | maximize | modification | mount | multiplication | multiply | pile up | population growth | price increase | process | proliferation | pullulate | pullulation | pyramid | raise | raise | regenerate | relaxation | rev | rev up | revalue | rise | rise | rise | salary increase | shoot up | snowball | split | split up | step up | stock split | strengthening | stretch | supercharge | supplement | supplementation | surge | swell | tax boost | tax hike | tax-increase | up | upsurge | wage hike | wage increase | wax | waxing | widen | widening | work up

Increase In Webster's Dictionary

\In*crease"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Increased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Increasing}.] [OE. incresen, encresen, enrescen, OF. encreistre, fr. L. increscere; pref. in- in + crescere to grow. See {Crescent}, and cf. {Decrease}.] 1. To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; -- opposed to {decrease}. The waters increased and bare up the ark. --Gen. vii. 17. He must increase, but I must decrease. --John iii. 30. The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase, Even as our days do grow! --Shak. 2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific. Fishes are more numerous of increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn. --Sir M. Hale. 3. (Astron.) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases. {Increasing function} (Math.), a function whose value increases when that of the variable increases, and decreases when the latter is diminished. Syn: To enlarge; extend; multiply; expand; develop; heighten; amplify; raise; enhance; spread; aggravate; magnify; augment; advance. Usage: To {Increase}, {Enlarge}, {Extend}. Enlarge implies to make larger or broader in size. Extend marks the progress of enlargement so as to have wider boundaries. Increase denotes enlargement by growth and internal vitality, as in the case of plants. A kingdom is enlarged by the addition of new territories; the mind is enlarged by knowledge. A kingdom is extended when its boundaries are carried to a greater distance from the center. A man's riches, honors, knowledge, etc., are increased by accessions which are made from time to time.
\In*crease"\, v. t. To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence. I will increase the famine. --Ezek. v. 16. Make denials Increase your services. --Shak.
\In"crease\ (?; 277), n. [OE. encres, encresse. See {Increase}, v. i.] 1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth. As if increase of appetite had grown By what if fed on. --Shak. For things of tender kind for pleasure made Shoot up with swift increase, and sudden are decay'd. --Dryden. 2. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest. Take thou no usury of him, or increase. --Lev. xxv. 36. Let them not live to taste this land's increase. --Shak. 3. Progeny; issue; offspring. All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age. --1 Sam. ii. 33. 4. Generation. [Obs.] ``Organs of increase.'' --Shak. 5. (Astron.) The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon. Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon. --Bacon. {Increase twist}, the twixt of a rifle groove in which the angle of twist increases from the breech to the muzzle. Syn: Enlargement; extension; growth; development; increment; addition; accession; production.

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