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increase

noun

1 increase

A quantity that is added.

synonyms: addition, gain.

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Roget 37: addition, annexation, adjection; junction etc. 43; superposition, superaddition, superjunction, superfetation; accession, reinforcement; increase etc. ... show more

Dutch: aangroei, aanwas, stijging, toename
Polish: przybór



2 increase

A change resulting in an increase.

Polish: zwiększenie się

3 increase

A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important:
— The increase in unemployment.

synonyms: growth, increment.

Roget 35: increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilatation etc. (expansion) 194; increment, accretion; accession etc. 37; development, ... show more

Dutch: aanwas, accres, increment, stijging, toename, vermeerdering

4 increase

The amount by which something increases:
— They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare.

synonym: increment.

5 increase

The act of increasing something:
— He gave me an increase in salary.

synonym: step-up.

Dutch: periodiek
Polish: powiększenie, zwiększenie

verb

1 increase

Become bigger or greater in amount.

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: aanwakkeren, opzetten, toenemen, vermeerderen

2 increase

Make bigger or more.

Dutch: amplificeren, opvoeren, vergroten


Moby thesaurus: accession, accessory, accompaniment, accretion, accrue, accumulate, add to, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, adjunction, adjuvant, advance, affixation, agent provocateur ... show more.

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