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Definition 1: the act of increasing something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave me an increase in salary

Synonyms for increase in the sense of this definition

(increase is a kind of ...) the act of changing the amount or size of something

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

(... is a kind of increase ) action that makes something stronger or more extreme

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of increasing the strength of something

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

"the aggrandizement of the king" "his elevation to cardinal"

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of including

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of accumulating

(... is a kind of increase ) adding information or detail

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of making something more noticeable than usual

"the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

"higher wages caused an escalation of prices" "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

(... is a kind of increase ) (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of augmenting

(... is a kind of increase ) a sudden or abrupt strong increase

"stimulated a surge of speculation" "an upsurge of emotion" "an upsurge in violent crime"

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase in price or value

"an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in price or value

"the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

(... is a kind of increase ) the act of adding one thing to another

"the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect" "the addition of a leap day every four years"

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

"they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"

Definition 2: the amount by which something increases - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

Synonyms for increase in the sense of this definition

(increase is a kind of ...) the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

"an adequate amount of food for four people"

(... is a kind of increase ) the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in price

(... is a kind of increase ) the amount a salary is increased

"he got a 3% raise" "he got a wage hike"

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase in cost

"they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

(... is a kind of increase ) a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

(... is a kind of increase ) the amount by which taxes are increased

"a tax increase of 15 percent"

(... is a kind of increase ) a small increase

"the up-tick in terrorist activity"

Definition 3: a change resulting in an increase - [noun denoting event]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the increase is scheduled for next month

(increase is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of increase ) the amount by which something increases

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in density

(... is a kind of increase ) a sudden great increase

"the population explosion" "the information explosion"

(... is a kind of increase ) a sudden and decisive increase

"a jump in attendance"

(... is a kind of increase ) a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time

"a runup in interest rates" "market runups are followed by corrections"

(... is a kind of increase ) a gradual increase in magnitude or extent

"the waxing of the moon"

Definition 4: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important - [noun denoting process]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the increase in unemployment
  • the growth of population

Synonyms for increase in the sense of this definition

(increase is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of increase ) (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers

(... is a kind of increase ) a rapid and abundant increase

(... is a kind of increase ) a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)

"the proliferation of nuclear weapons"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state

(... is a kind of increase ) a multiplicative increase

"repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors" "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"

(... is a kind of increase ) (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases

(... is a kind of increase ) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

(... is a kind of increase ) (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase by natural growth or addition

(... is a kind of increase ) a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)

"the art collection grew through accession"

(... is a kind of increase ) an increase in width

Definition 5: a quantity that is added - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was an addition to property taxes this year
  • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Synonyms for increase in the sense of this definition

(increase is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

(... is a kind of increase ) something contributing to growth or increase

"he scraped away the accretions of paint" "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"

Definition 6: become bigger or greater in amount - [verb of change]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The amount of work increased

(increase is a kind of ...) change in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of increase ) grow by addition

"The interest accrues"

(... is a kind of increase ) become abundant; increase rapidly

(... is a kind of increase ) become broader or wider or more extensive

"The road widened"

(... is a kind of increase ) gain in value

"The yen appreciated again!"

(... is a kind of increase ) become broader

"The road broadened"

(... is a kind of increase ) rise dramatically

"Prices shot up overnight"

(... is a kind of increase ) go up or advance

"Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in phase

"the moon is waxing"

(... is a kind of increase ) grow louder

"The music crescendoes here"

(... is a kind of increase ) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of increase ) make more intense, stronger, or more marked

"The efforts were intensified" "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her" "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness" "This event only deepened my convictions"

(... is a kind of increase ) become more intense

"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

(... is a kind of increase ) manifest a sharp increase

"the voltage spiked"

(... is a kind of increase ) have an increased effect

"This adds to my worries"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase or develop

"the peace movement gained momentum" "the car gathers speed"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

"The population of India is exploding" "The island's rodent population irrupted"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base

(... is a kind of increase ) increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate

(... is a kind of increase ) collect or gather

"Journals are accumulating in my office" "The work keeps piling up"

(... is a kind of increase ) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity

"The music swelled to a crescendo"

Definition 7: make bigger or more - [verb of change]

Samples where increase or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss finally increased her salary
  • The university increased the number of students it admitted

(increase is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of increase ) make longer

"Lengthen this skirt, please"

(... is a kind of increase ) amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

(... is a kind of increase ) make as big or large as possible

"Maximize your profits!"

(... is a kind of increase ) make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity

"heightened interest"

(... is a kind of increase ) become more extreme

"The tension heightened"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase the number of rotations per minute

"rev up an engine"

(... is a kind of increase ) speed up

"let's rev up production"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase or raise

"boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"

(... is a kind of increase ) extend in scope or range or area

"The law was extended to all citizens" "widen the range of applications" "broaden your horizon" "Extend your backyard"

(... is a kind of increase ) give a boost to; be beneficial to

"The tax cut will boost the economy"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in extent or intensity

"The Allies escalated the bombing"

(... is a kind of increase ) exaggerate or make bigger

"The charges were inflated"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

"stretch the soup by adding some more cream" "extend the casserole with a little rice"

(... is a kind of increase ) enlarge or increase

"The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"

(... is a kind of increase ) enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages

"build up your savings"

(... is a kind of increase ) make larger

"She enlarged the flower beds"

(... is a kind of increase ) raise

"up the ante"

(... is a kind of increase ) raise the level or amount of something

"raise my salary" "raise the price of bread"

(... is a kind of increase ) make large

"blow up an image"

(... is a kind of increase ) combine or increase by multiplication

"He managed to multiply his profits"

(... is a kind of increase ) bolster or strengthen

"We worked up courage" "build up confidence" "ramp up security in the airports"

(... is a kind of increase ) increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently

"He kited many checks"

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