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in·crease

 (ĭn-krēs′)
v. in·creased, in·creas·ing, in·creas·es
v.intr.
1. To become greater or larger.
2. To multiply; reproduce.
v.tr.
To make greater or larger.
n. (ĭn′krēs′)
1. The act of increasing: a steady increase in temperature.
2. The amount or rate by which something is increased: a tax increase of 15 percent.
3. Obsolete Reproduction and spread; propagation.
Idiom:
on the increase
Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.

[Middle English encresen, from Old French encreistre, encreiss-, from Latin incrēscere : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

in·creas′a·ble adj.
in·creas′er n.
in·creas′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: increase, expand, enlarge, augment, multiply1
These verbs mean to make or become greater or larger. Increase sometimes suggests steady growth: The president's economic program is designed to increase consumer confidence. The city's population increased during the last decade. Expand applies especially to an increase in size, volume, or scope: Visiting the botanical garden has expanded my interest in tropical plants. These plant fibers expand when water is plentiful. Enlarge often implies an increase in size, area, or extent, as by widening or broadening: The landowner enlarged her property by repeated purchases. The disease causes the kidneys to enlarge. Augment usually applies to an increase that is already developed or well under way: She augmented her collection of books each month. As the pressure augments, the volume of the steam decreases. To multiply is to increase in number: The Internet has multiplied the ways in which consumers can buy goods. The number of tourists visiting the town has multiplied since the highway opened.

increase

vb
to make or become greater in size, degree, frequency, etc; grow or expand
n
1. the act of increasing; augmentation
2. the amount by which something increases
3. on the increase increasing, esp becoming more frequent
[C14: from Old French encreistre, from Latin incrēscere, from in-2 + crēscere to grow]
inˈcreasable adj
increasedly, inˈcreasingly adv
inˈcreaser n

in•crease

(v. ɪnˈkris; n. ˈɪn kris)

v. -creased, -creas•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment: to increase one's knowledge.
v.i.
2. to become greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality.
3. to multiply by propagation.
n.
4. growth or augmentation in size, strength, or quality.
5. the act or process of increasing.
6. an amount by which something is increased.
7. Obs.
a. production of offspring.
b. offspring; progeny.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French encres-, Middle French encreiss-, s. of encreistre < Latin incrēscere=in- in-2 + crēscere to grow]
in•creas′a•ble, adj.
in•creas′ed•ly, adv.

increase


Past participle: increased
Gerund: increasing

Imperative
increase
increase
Present
I increase
you increase
he/she/it increases
we increase
you increase
they increase
Preterite
I increased
you increased
he/she/it increased
we increased
you increased
they increased
Present Continuous
I am increasing
you are increasing
he/she/it is increasing
we are increasing
you are increasing
they are increasing
Present Perfect
I have increased
you have increased
he/she/it has increased
we have increased
you have increased
they have increased
Past Continuous
I was increasing
you were increasing
he/she/it was increasing
we were increasing
you were increasing
they were increasing
Past Perfect
I had increased
you had increased
he/she/it had increased
we had increased
you had increased
they had increased
Future
I will increase
you will increase
he/she/it will increase
we will increase
you will increase
they will increase
Future Perfect
I will have increased
you will have increased
he/she/it will have increased
we will have increased
you will have increased
they will have increased
Future Continuous
I will be increasing
you will be increasing
he/she/it will be increasing
we will be increasing
you will be increasing
they will be increasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been increasing
you have been increasing
he/she/it has been increasing
we have been increasing
you have been increasing
they have been increasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been increasing
you will have been increasing
he/she/it will have been increasing
we will have been increasing
you will have been increasing
they will have been increasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been increasing
you had been increasing
he/she/it had been increasing
we had been increasing
you had been increasing
they had been increasing
Conditional
I would increase
you would increase
he/she/it would increase
we would increase
you would increase
they would increase
Past Conditional
I would have increased
you would have increased
he/she/it would have increased
we would have increased
you would have increased
they would have increased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.increase - a quantity that is addedincrease - 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"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
accretion - something contributing to growth or increase; "he scraped away the accretions of paint"; "the central city surrounded by recent accretions"
2.increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
alteration, change, modification - 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"
augmentation - the amount by which something increases
concentration - increase in density
explosion - a sudden great increase; "the population explosion"; "the information explosion"
jump, leap - a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
runup, run-up - a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time; "a runup in interest rates"; "market runups are followed by corrections"
waxing - a gradual increase in magnitude or extent; "the waxing of the moon"
decrease, lessening, drop-off - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
3.increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
physical process, process - 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"
accession - a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); "the art collection grew through accession"
accretion, accumulation - an increase by natural growth or addition
accretion - (geology) an 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
multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
population growth - increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
pullulation - a rapid and abundant increase
relaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
widening, broadening - an increase in width
decrease, decrement - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
4.increase - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
amount - the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people"
amplification, gain - the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
fare increase - increase in the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
price increase - increase in price
raise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase, hike, rise - the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
cost increase, hike, boost, rise - an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
supplementation, supplement - a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
tax boost, tax hike, tax-increase - the amount by which taxes are increased; "a tax increase of 15 percent"
up-tick - a small increase; "the up-tick in terrorist activity"
decrement, decrease - the amount by which something decreases
5.increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
change of magnitude - the act of changing the amount or size of something
addition - 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"
advance, rise - increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
appreciation - an increase in price or value; "an appreciation of 30% in the value of real estate"
surge, upsurge - a sudden or abrupt strong increase; "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"
augmentation - the act of augmenting
amplification - (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
escalation - an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy; "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"
maximation, maximisation, maximization - the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
exaggeration - the act of making something more noticeable than usual; "the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness"
expanding upon, expansion - adding information or detail
accrual, accruement, accumulation - the act of accumulating
inclusion - the act of including
aggrandisement, aggrandizement, elevation - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"
strengthening - the act of increasing the strength of something
intensification - action that makes something stronger or more extreme
intensification - the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
split up, stock split, split - 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"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
Verb1.increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
accrue - grow by addition; "The interest accrues"
spike - manifest a sharp increase; "the voltage spiked"
add to - have an increased effect; "This adds to my worries"
gain, gather - increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
irrupt, explode - increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
pyramid - increase rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base
snowball - increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
amass, conglomerate, cumulate, pile up, accumulate, gather - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
change magnitude - change in size or magnitude
add - 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"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
compound, deepen, intensify, heighten - 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"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
pullulate - become abundant; increase rapidly
widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
revalue, apprise, apprize, appreciate - gain in value; "The yen appreciated again!"
broaden - become broader; "The road broadened"
shoot up - rise dramatically; "Prices shot up overnight"
mount, wax, climb, rise - go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
full, wax - increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
crescendo - grow louder; "The music crescendoes here"
swell - increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
2.increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
alter, change, modify - 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"
stretch, extend - 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"
augment - enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"
build up - enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages; "build up your savings"
enlarge - make larger; "She enlarged the flower beds"
up - raise; "up the ante"
raise - raise the level or amount of something; "raise my salary"; "raise the price of bread"
blow up, enlarge, magnify - make large; "blow up an image"
manifold, multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
ramp up, work up, build up, build - bolster or strengthen; "We worked up courage"; "build up confidence"; "ramp up security in the airports"
inflate, amplify, expand, blow up - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
escalate, intensify, step up - increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
boost - give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
regenerate - amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
maximize, maximise - make as big or large as possible; "Maximize your profits!"
heighten - make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"
heighten, rise - become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
rev, rev up - increase the number of rotations per minute; "rev up an engine"
rev up, step up - speed up; "let's rev up production"
supercharge, advance, boost - increase or raise; "boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
extend, broaden, widen - 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"
kite - increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently; "He kited many checks"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

increase

increase

verb
2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
noun
2. The amount by which something is increased:
3. Obsolete. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Translations
زِيَادَةٌزِيادَهيَزيديَزِيدُ
zvýšitnarůstatpřírůstekstoupatvzestup
forøgeforøgelseøgeøgningstige
kasvama
lisääntyälisätälisäyssuurentaasuurentua
बढनाबढाईबढाना
narastirast
auka, aukastvöxtur, aukning
増加増加する増大増大する増える
증가증가시키다증가하다
augere
dažnėjantisdidėjantisvis labiau
pieaugšanapieaugtpieaugums
povečanjepovečatipovečati serast
ökaökning
เพิ่มขึ้นการเพิ่มขึ้น
بڑھانابڑھاْیبڑھنا
sự tăng lêntăng

increase

[ɪnˈkriːs]
A. VI [number, size, speed, pain] → aumentar; [prices, temperature, pressure] → subir, aumentar; [wages, salaries, productivity, popularity] → aumentar
to increase in numberaumentar
to increase in weight/volume/size/valueaumentar de peso/volumen/tamaño/valor
to increase by 100aumentar en 100
to increase from 8% to 10%aumentar de 8 a 10 por ciento
B. [ɪnˈkriːs] VT [+ number, size, speed, pain] → aumentar; [+ prices, temperature, pressure] → subir, aumentar; [+ wages, salaries, taxes, interest rates, productivity] → aumentar
to increase one's effortsredoblar sus esfuerzos
there has been an increased interest in his workha aumentado el interés por su trabajo
profits were the result of increased efficiencylos beneficios eran el resultado de una mayor eficiencia
C. [ˈɪnkriːs] N (gen) → aumento m, incremento m; [of prices] → subida f, aumento m
an increase in size/volumeun aumento de tamaño/volumen
an increase of £5/10%un aumento de 5 libras/del 10 por ciento
to be on the increaseestar or ir en aumento

increase

[ˈɪnkriːs]
naugmentation f
an increase in sth
an increase in road accidents → une augmentation des accidents de la route
a 5% increase, an increase of 5% → une augmentation de 5%
an increase of 1p on income tax → une augmentation d'un penny de l'impôt sur le revenu
the rate of increase → le taux d'accroissement
a threefold increase → une augmentation au triple
to be on the increase → être en augmentation
a tax increase → une augmentation des impôts
a fare increase → une augmentation du prix du voyage
[ɪnˈkriːs] vi (= rise) [sales, price, cost, value] → augmenter; [output] → augmenter; [population] → augmenter; [crime] → augmenter
to increase by 3% → augmenter de 3%
[ɪnˈkriːs] vt [+ price, cost, value] → augmenter; [+ number, amount, output] → augmenter; [risk, chance, likelihood] → augmenter; [+ speed] → augmenter; [+ heat] → augmenter

increase

vizunehmen; (taxes)erhöht werden; (pain also)stärker werden; (amount, number, noise, population also)anwachsen; (possessions, trade, riches also)sich vermehren, (an)wachsen; (pride also, strength)wachsen; (price, sales, demand)steigen; (supply, joy, rage)sich vergrößern, größer werden; (business, institution, town)sich vergrößern, wachsen; (rain, wind)stärker werden; to increase in volume/weightumfangreicher/schwerer werden, an Umfang/Gewicht zunehmen; to increase in breadth/size/numbersich verbreitern/vergrößern/vermehren, breiter/größer/mehr werden; to increase in heighthöher werden; industrial output increased by 2% last yeardie Industrieproduktion wuchs im letzten Jahr um 2%
vtvergrößern; rage, sorrow, joy, possessions, riches alsovermehren; darkness, noise, love, resentment also, effortverstärken; trade, saleserweitern; numbers, taxes, price, speed, demand, tensionerhöhen; chancesverbessern; he increased his effortser strengte sich mehr an, er machte größere Anstrengungen; then to increase our difficultieswas die Dinge noch schwieriger machte, was unsere Schwierigkeiten noch vergrößerte; increased demanderhöhte or verstärkte Nachfrage; increased efficiencyLeistungssteigerung f; his hours were increased to 25 per weekseine Stundenzahl wurde auf 25 Wochenstunden erhöht; we increased output to …wir erhöhten den Ausstoß auf …; they increased her salary by £2,000 to £20,000 a yearsie erhöhten ihr Jahresgehalt um £ 2.000 auf £ 20.000
nZunahme f, → Erhöhung f, → Steigerung f; (in size) → Vergrößerung f, → Erweiterung f; (in number) → Vermehrung f, → Zuwachs m, → Zunahme f; (in speed, spending) → Erhöhung f (→ in +gen), → Steigerung f (→ in +gen); (of business)Erweiterung f, → Vergrößerung f; (in sales) → Zuwachs m; (in expenses) → Vermehrung f (→ in +gen), → Steigerung f (→ in +gen); (of effort etc)Vermehrung f, → Steigerung f, → Verstärkung f; (of demand)Verstärkung f, → Steigen nt; (of work)Mehr nt (→ of an +dat), → Zunahme f; (of violence)Zunahme f, → Anwachsen nt; (of salary)Gehaltserhöhung for -aufbesserung f; (of noise)Zunahme f, → Verstärkung f; an increase in the population of 10% per yeareine jährliche Bevölkerungszunahme or ein jährlicher Bevölkerungszuwachs von 10%; to get an increase of £5 per week£ 5 pro Woche mehr bekommen, eine Lohnerhöhung von £ 5 pro Woche bekommen; to be on the increaseständig zunehmen; increase in valueWertzuwachs m, → Wertsteigerung f; rent increaseMieterhöhung f

increase

[vb ɪnˈkriːs; n ˈɪnkriːs]
1. vi (prices, salaries) → aumentare; (population, demand, supply, sales) → aumentare, crescere; (excitement, tension) → farsi più intenso/a; (rain, wind) → aumentare, intensificarsi
to increase in number/size → crescere di numero/di dimensioni
to increase in volume/weight → aumentare di volume/di peso
to increase in value → aumentare di valore
to increase by 100 → aumentare di 100
the hole is increasing in size → il buco si sta allargando
2. vt (see vi) → aumentare, accrescere, intensificare
to increase speed → aumentare la velocità
to increase one's efforts → moltiplicare or intensificare i propri sforzi
3. n (see vi) → aumento, crescita, intensificazione f
an increase in size/volume → un aumento di dimensioni/di volume
an increase of £5/10% → un aumento di 5 sterline/del 10%
to be on the increase → essere in aumento (prices) → essere in aumento or in rialzo (sales, trade) → essere in aumento or in fase di espansione

increase

(inˈkriːs) verb
to (cause to) grow in size, number etc. The number of children in this school has increased greatly in recent years.
(ˈinkriːs) noun
(the amount, number etc added by) growth. There has been some increase in business; The increase in the population over the last ten years was 40,000.
inˈcreasingly adverb
more and more. It became increasingly difficult to find helpers.
on the increase
becoming more frequent or becoming greater. Acts of violence are on the increase.

increase

زِيَادَةٌ, يَزِيدُ zvýšení, zvýšit forøge, forøgelse erhöhen, Erhöhung αυξάνω, αύξηση aumentar, aumento lisääntyä, lisäys augmentation, augmenter narasti, rast aumentare, aumento 増す, 増加 증가, 증가하다 verhoging, vermeerderen øke, økning wzrosnąć, wzrost aumentar, aumento увеличение, увеличивать öka, ökning เพิ่มขึ้น, การเพิ่มขึ้น artış, artmak sự tăng lên, tăng 增加, 增长

in·crease

v. aumentar, agrandar.

increase

n aumento; vt aumentar, incrementar (form); to increase the dose.. aumentar la dosis; vi aumentar
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