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Increase meaning

increase - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. make bigger or more; " The boss finally increased her salary"; " The university increased the number of students it admitted"
  2. 2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
  3. 3. To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
  6. 6. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
  7. 7. Progeny; issue; offspring.
  8. 8. Generation.
  9. 9. To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.
  10. 10. Growth; enlargement; advance; addition; produce.
  11. 11. To grow in size; advance.
  12. 12. To make larger; advance.

increase - examples of usage

  1. Parties who had their meal in before the rise could sell it without any increase of the price, if they thought fit; but we happened to bring in meal the very week the rise came on, so that we had to sell it at an advanced price. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 10. Does it increase the warmth of the body? - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. " If common sense, with all its consequences, takes possession of him, it will increase his power of reasoning. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
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