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  Definition of increase
  1. the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
  2. the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
  3. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
  4. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
  5. 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"
  6. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
  7. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
Similar Words: step-up, increment, growth, addition, gain

 

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

 

Derivational Morphology: escalate, intensify, step up, grow, step-up, increment, growth, addition, gain

 

Anagrams: cesarian, raciness, Canaries

 

 
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