HyperDic: increase

English > 7 senses of the word increase:
VERBchangeincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
changeincreasemake bigger or more
NOUNquantityincrease, addition, gaina quantity that is added
eventincreasea change resulting in an increase / increase
processincrease, increment, growtha process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
attributeincrease, incrementthe amount by which something increases / increases
actincrease, step-upthe act of increasing / increasing something
increase > pronunciation
Soundsihnkriy's; ih'nkriy.s
Rhymesaltarpiece ... Vietnamese: 37 rhymes with iys...
English > increase: 7 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA quantity that is added.
Synonymsaddition, gain
NarroweraccretionSomething contributing to growth or increase / increase / increase / increase
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Spanishadición, aumento, incremento
Catalanaddició, augment, increment
Verbsincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
increasemake bigger or more
English > increase: 7 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA change resulting in an increase / increase.
Example"the increase is scheduled for next month"
NarroweraugmentationThe amount by which something increases / increases
concentrationincrease / increase / increase in density / density
explosionA sudden great increase / increase / increase
jump, leapA sudden and decisive increase / increase / increase
runup, run-upA substantial increase / increase / increase over a relatively short period of time
waxingA gradual increase / increase in magnitude or extent
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Oppositedecrease, lessening, drop-offA change downward
Spanishaumento, crecimiento, incremento
Catalanaugment, creixement, increment
Verbsincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
increasemake bigger or more
English > increase: 7 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important.
Example"the increase in unemployment"
Synonymsincrement, growth
NarroweraccessionA process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
accretion, accumulationAn increase / increase by natural growth or addition
accretion(geology) an increase / increase / increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion(biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion(astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
multiplicationA multiplicative increase / increase / increase / increase
population growthincrease / increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferationA rapid increase / increase in number (especially a rapid increase / increase in the number of deadly weapons)
pullulationA rapid and abundant increase / increase
relaxation(physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
widening, broadeningAn increase / increase / increase in width
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedecrease, decrementA process of becoming smaller or shorter
Spanishaumento, crecida, crecimiento, incremento, multiplicación
Catalanacreixement, ascens, augment, creixement, creixença, engrandiment, incrementació, increment
Verbsincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
increasemake bigger or more
English > increase: 7 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe amount by which something increases / increases.
Example"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
Synonymincrement
Narroweramplification, gainThe amount of increase / increase / increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
fare increaseincrease / increase / increase in the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
price increaseincrease / increase / increase in price
raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increaseThe amount a salary is increased
rise, boost, hike, cost increaseAn increase / increase / increase / increase / increase in cost
supplement, supplementationA quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency / deficiency)
tax-increase, tax boost, tax hikeThe amount by which taxes are increased
up-tickA small increase / increase / increase
BroaderamountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Oppositedecrease, decrementThe amount by which something decreases
Spanishaumento, incremento
Catalanincrement
Verbsincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
increasemake bigger or more
English > increase: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of increasing / increasing something.
Example"he gave me an increase in salary"
Synonymstep-up
Narroweraccumulation, accrual, accruementThe act of accumulating
additionThe act of adding one thing to another
advance, riseincrease / increase / increase / increase / increase in price or value
aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevationThe act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
amplification(electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
appreciationAn increase / increase / increase / increase / increase in price or value
augmentationThe act of augmenting
escalationAn increase / increase / increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
exaggerationThe act of making something more noticeable / noticeable / noticeable than usual / usual
expansion, enlargementThe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
expansion, expanding uponadding information or detail
inclusionThe act of including
intensificationaction / action that makes something stronger or more extreme / extreme
intensificationThe act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
maximization, maximisation, maximationThe act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
split, stock split, split upAn increase / increase / increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
strengtheningThe act of increasing the strength of something
surge, upsurgeA sudden or abrupt strong increase / increase / increase / increase
Broaderchange of magnitudeThe act of changing the amount or size of something
Oppositedecrease, diminution, reduction, step-downThe act of decreasing or reducing something
Spanishacrecentamiento, aumento, crecimiento, incremento, multiplicación
Catalanacreixement, ascens, augment, creixement, creixença, engrandiment, incrementació, increment
Verbsincreasebecome bigger or greater in amount
increasemake bigger or more
English > increase: 7 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome bigger or greater in amount.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelTheir earnings increase this year
Example"The amount of work increased"
Entailed byscale upincrease proportionally
NarroweraccrueGrow by addition
accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amassCollect or gather
addmake an addition (to)
add toHave an increased effect
appreciate, apprize, apprise, revaluegain in value
broadenBecome broader
crescendoGrow louder
explode, irruptincrease / increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
gain, gatherincrease / increase or develop
growBecome larger / larger, greater, or bigger
intensify, deepenBecome more intense
intensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
pullulateBecome abundant
pyramidincrease rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base
shoot upRise dramatically
snowballincrease / increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
spikemanifest a sharp increase
swellincrease in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
wax, mount, climb, risego up or advance
wax, fullincrease in phase
widenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Broaderchange magnitudechange in size or magnitude
Oppositedecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Spanishaumentar, crecer, elevar, incrementar, subir
Catalanaugmentar, elevar, incrementar
Nounsincreasethe act of increasing / increasing something
increasethe amount by which something increases / increases
increasea change resulting in an increase / increase
increasea process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
increasea quantity that is added
English > increase: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake bigger or more.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey increase their earnings this year
Examples
  • "The boss finally increased her salary"
  • "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
Narroweraugmentenlarge or increase / increase
blow up, enlarge, magnifymake large
boost, advance, superchargeincrease or raise
boostGive a boost to
build upenlarge, develop, or increase / increase by degrees or in stages
build up, work up, build, ramp upbolster or strengthen
enlargemake larger
escalate, intensify, step upincrease in extent or intensity
extend, stretchincrease in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
heighten, riseBecome more extreme / extreme
heightenmake more extreme / extreme
inflate, blow up, expand, amplifyexaggerate or make bigger
kiteincrease the amount (of a check) fraudulently
lengthenmake longer
maximize, maximisemake as big or large as possible
multiply, manifoldcombine or increase / increase by multiplication
raiseRaise the level or amount of something
regenerateAmplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
rev up, revincrease the number of rotations per minute
rev up, step upspeed up
upRaise
widen, broaden, extendExtend in scope or range or area
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishacrecentar, aumentar, elevar, incrementar, subir
Catalanacréixer, augmentar, elevar, incrementar
Nounsincreasethe act of increasing / increasing something
increasethe amount by which something increases / increases
increasea change resulting in an increase / increase
increasea process of becoming larger / larger or longer or more numerous or more important
increasea quantity that is added

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