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increase
'increase' - used as a noun
1. a quantity that is added
2. a change resulting in an increase
the increase is scheduled for next month
3. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
the increase in unemployment
4. the amount by which something increases
they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare
5. the act of increasing something
he gave me an increase in salary

'increase' - used as a verb
6. become bigger or greater in amount
The amount of work increased
7. make bigger or more
The boss finally increased her salary
The university increased the number of students it admitted

derived forms
1. Increase / Plural
increases
2. Increase / Past
increased
3. Increase / Third Person
increases
4. Increase / Present Participle
increasing
Variations of 'increase'
 
Antonym
  • decrease
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    Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years.