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## mul·ti·ply 1

(mŭl′tə-plī′)
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
v.tr.
1. To increase the amount, number, or degree of. See Synonyms at increase.
2. Mathematics To perform multiplication on.
v.intr.
1. To grow in amount, number, or degree: Shops multiplied along the main street.
2. To increase in number by reproducing: "The people increased both in the dales and the plains, and their horses multiplied" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
3. Mathematics To perform multiplication.

[Middle English multiplien, from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre, from multiplex, multiplex; see multiplex.]

## mul·ti·ply 2

(mŭl′tə-plē′)
In many or multiple ways.

## multiply

(ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ)
vb, -plies, -plying or -plied
1. to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree
2. (Mathematics) (tr) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication
3. (intr) to increase in number by reproduction
[C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold]
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## mul•ti•ply1

(ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ)

v. -plied, -ply•ing. v.t.
1. to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.
2. to find the product of by multiplication.
3. to increase by procreation.
v.i.
4. to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.
5. to perform the process of multiplication.
6. to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin multiplicāre. See multi-, ply2]

## mul•ti•ply2

(ˈmʌl tə pli)

in several or many ways.
[1880–85]

## mul·ti·ply

(mŭl′tə-plī′)
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.

## multiply

Past participle: multiplied
Gerund: multiplying

Imperative
multiply
multiply
Present
I multiply
you multiply
he/she/it multiplies
we multiply
you multiply
they multiply
Preterite
I multiplied
you multiplied
he/she/it multiplied
we multiplied
you multiplied
they multiplied
Present Continuous
I am multiplying
you are multiplying
he/she/it is multiplying
we are multiplying
you are multiplying
they are multiplying
Present Perfect
I have multiplied
you have multiplied
he/she/it has multiplied
we have multiplied
you have multiplied
they have multiplied
Past Continuous
I was multiplying
you were multiplying
he/she/it was multiplying
we were multiplying
you were multiplying
they were multiplying
Past Perfect
Future
I will multiply
you will multiply
he/she/it will multiply
we will multiply
you will multiply
they will multiply
Future Perfect
I will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
he/she/it will have multiplied
we will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
they will have multiplied
Future Continuous
I will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
he/she/it will be multiplying
we will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
they will be multiplying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
he/she/it has been multiplying
we have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
they have been multiplying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
he/she/it will have been multiplying
we will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
they will have been multiplying
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would multiply
you would multiply
he/she/it would multiply
we would multiply
you would multiply
they would multiply
Past Conditional
I would have multiplied
you would have multiplied
he/she/it would have multiplied
we would have multiplied
you would have multiplied
they would have multiplied
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculationscompute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computationsquare - raise to the second powercube - raise to the third powerraise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?" 2 multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"manifoldincrease - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"double, duplicate - increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"triple, treble - increase threefold; "Triple your income!"quadruple - increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"quintuple - increase fivefold; "The population of China quintupled"proliferate - cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms" 3 multiply - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"breedprocreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"pullulate - breed freely and abundantly 4 multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"biological science, biology - the science that studies living organismspropagate - multiply sexually or asexuallyfructify, set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"multiply, breed - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"incubate, hatch, brood, cover - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor" Adv. 1 multiply - in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply checked for errors"singly - one by one; one at a time; "they were arranged singly"
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## multiply

verb
1. Her husband multiplied his demands on her time.
increase
2. These creatures can multiply quickly.
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## multiply

verb
1. To make or become greater or larger:
Informal: beef up.
2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
Translations
يَتَكَاثَرُيَتَكاثَريَضْرب عَدداً في آخر
násobitrozmnožovat
formere siggangemultiplicere
kertoalisääntyämoninkertaistua
množiti
megsokszorozódikmegszorozsokszorosítszoroz
margfaldamargfaldast, fjölga sér

증대시키다
pavairotreizinātvairotvairoties
násobiťvynásobiť
množitirazmnoževati se
multiplicera
คูณ
çarpmakçoğal mak
nhân

## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]
A. VT (Math) → multiplicar
to multiply eight by sevenmultiplicar ocho por siete
B. VI
1. (Math) → multiplicar
2. (= reproduce o.s.) → multiplicarse
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## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]
vt [+ number] → multiplier
to multiply 6 by 3 → multiplier six par trois
to multiply sth by sth → multiplier qch par qch
vi
(= proliferate) → se multiplier
(= do multiplication sums) →
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## multiply

vt
(Math) → ; to multiply 8 by 78 mit 7 multiplizieren or malnehmen; 4 multiplied by 6 is 244 mal 6 ist 24
(fig)
vi
(Math) (person)multiplizieren; (numbers)
(fig)zunehmen, sich vermehren or vervielfachen
(= breed)sich vermehren
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## multiply

[ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ]
1. vt (Math) → moltiplicare
2. vi
a. (Math) → moltiplicare
she can't multiply → non sa fare le moltiplicazioni
b. (increase) → moltiplicarsi
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## multiply

(ˈmaltiplai) verb
1. to add a number to itself a given number of times and find the total. 4 + 4 + 4 or 4 multiplied by 3 or 4  3 = 12.
2. to (cause to) increase in number, especially by breeding. Rabbits multiply very rapidly.
ˌmultipliˈcation (-pli-) noun
the act of multiplying numbers.
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## multiply

násobit multiplicere moninkertaistua množiti 増す 증대시키다 multiplicera คูณ nhân
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## multiply

vt, vi (pret & pp -plied) multi-plicar(se)
References in classic literature ?
"It is likewise to be observed, that this society has a peculiar cant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply; whereby they have wholly confounded the very essence of truth and falsehood, of right and wrong; so that it will take thirty years to decide, whether the field left me by my ancestors for six generations belongs to me, or to a stranger three hundred miles off.
It took a clear, meditative eye like my grandfather's to foresee that they would enlarge and multiply until they would be, not the Shimerdas' cornfields, or Mr.
"Taking Three as the subject to reason about-- A convenient number to state-- We add Seven, and Ten, and then multiply out By One Thousand diminished by Eight.
I am far from thinking that the most divergent varieties will invariably prevail and multiply: a medium form may often long endure, and may or may not produce more than one modified descendant; for natural selection will always act according to the nature of the places which are either unoccupied or not perfectly occupied by other beings; and this will depend on infinitely complex relations.
The badly employed are those which, notwithstanding they may be few in the commencement, multiply with time rather than decrease.
For beasts, or birds, take chiefly such as are least subject to diseases, and multiply fastest; as swine, goats, cocks, hens, turkeys, geese, house-doves, and the like.
As long as agriculture continues the sole field of labor, the importation of manufactures must increase as the consumers multiply. As soon as domestic manufactures are begun by the hands not called for by agriculture, the imported manufactures will decrease as the numbers of people increase.
Now it is curious how progressively little frets grow and multiply after they once get a start.
I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head.
Multiply said the month-long grace period will provide its users enough time to find and migrate to alternative e-commerce platforms, settle all payments on items bought and delivered, and minimize disruption to businesses of its users.
When the bacteria multiply, large amounts of toxins enter the blood and lead to the symptoms of shock.
Summary: DUBAI u A man of African origin, who allegedly tried to cheat people by claiming to multiply money, was arrested in an undercover operation by C Dubai Police.

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