increase

  • 1 increase — vb Increase, enlarge, augment, multiply mean to become or cause to become greater or more numerous. Increase distinctively carries the idea of progressive growth; sometimes it means nothing more than this {Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Increase — In crease (?; 277), n. [OE. encres, encresse. See {Increase}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth. [1913 Webster] As if increase of appetite… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 increase — [in krēs′, in′krēs΄; ] for n. [ in′krēs΄, in krēs′] vi. increased, increasing [ME encresen < OFr encreistre < L increscere < in , in, on + crescere, to grow: see CRESCENT] 1. to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; grow 2. to… …

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  • 4 Increase — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To become… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Increase — 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. [1913 Webster] I will increase the famine.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Increase — ist der Vorname folgender Personen: Increase Mather (1639 1723), englischer puritanischer Geistlicher Increase Sumner (1746 1799), US amerikanischer Politiker Jerome Increase Case (1819 1891), US amerikanischer Unternehmer und… …

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  • 7 increase — I verb abound, accrue, accumulate, add on, add to, aggrandize, amplificare, amplify, annex, appreciate, augere, augment, become larger, become greater, boost, branch out, broaden, build, burgeon, crescere, develop, dilatare, dilate, enlarge,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 increase — [n] addition, growth access, accession, accretion, accrual, accumulation, aggrandizement, augmentation, boost, breakthrough, burgeoning, cumulation, development, elaboration, enlargement, escalation, exaggeration, expansion, extension, gain, hike …

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  • 9 increase — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun, and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 increase — ► VERB ▪ make or become greater in size, amount, or degree. ► NOUN ▪ an instance or the action of increasing. DERIVATIVES increasing adjective increasingly adverb. ORIGIN Latin increscere, from crescere grow …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 increase */*/*/ — I UK [ɪnˈkriːs] / US [ɪnˈkrɪs] verb Word forms increase : present tense I/you/we/they increase he/she/it increases present participle increasing past tense increased past participle increased Other ways of saying increase: be/go up to increase:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 increase — ▪ I. increase in‧crease 2 [ˈɪŋkriːs] noun [countable, uncountable] 1. a rise in amount, number, or degree: increase in • There was an increase in delays of deliveries of supplies. increase be on the increase • Demand for low cost housing is on… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 increase — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, dramatic, drastic, enormous, exponential, huge, large, major, marked …

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  • 14 increase — in|crease1 W1S2 [ınˈkri:s] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: encreistre, from Latin increscere, from crescere to grow ] [I and T] if you increase something, or if it increases, it becomes bigger in amount, number, or degree ≠ ↑decrease,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 increase*/*/*/ — [ɪnˈkriːs] verb [I/T] I to become larger in number or amount, or to make something do this We have managed to increase the number of patients treated.[/ex] The population has increased by 15 per cent.[/ex] The club has been increasing in… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 increase — I n. 1) a considerable, large, sharp, sizable, substantial; moderate; slight; steady increase 2) a rate increase 3) an increase in (an increase in coal consumption) 4) on the increase II v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to increase by (production increased… …

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  • 17 increase — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of making larger Nouns 1. increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension; dilation, expansion; advance, appreciation; gain, profit, increment, accretion; accession, addition; development, growth;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 increase — in|crease1 [ ın kris ] verb *** intransitive to become larger in amount or number: Our costs increased dramatically over the last decade. increase by: The population has increased by 15 percent. increase in: The club has been increasing in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 Increase — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Increase >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 increase increase augmentation enlargement extension Sgm: N 1 dilatation dilatation &c.(expansion) 194 Sgm: N 1 increment increment accretion Sgm: N 1 accession …

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  • 20 increase — noun / ɪnkri:s/ 1. an act of becoming larger ● There have been several increases in tax or tax increases in the last few years. ● There is an automatic 5% increase in price or price increase on January 1st. ● Profits showed a 10% increase or an… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance


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