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increase

in·crease

increase

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: In kris [or] In kris
inflections: increased, increases, increasing
definition 1: to make larger or greater; add to.
I asked my mom to increase my allowance on my birthday.
synonyms:
add to, augment, boost, build, enlarge, expand, jack up, multiply
antonyms:
decrease, diminish, lessen, lower, reduce
similar words:
accelerate, advance, amplify, elevate, hike, intensify, raise, swell, up
definition 2: to become greater in amount, number, or size.
The population of our town is increasing.
synonyms:
build, enlarge, expand, grow, mount, multiply, rise
antonyms:
decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, shrink
similar words:
accelerate, intensify, mushroom, pile, skyrocket, swell, wax
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: In kris
definition: an addition in size or amount.
There was an increase in the number of violent crimes last year.
synonyms:
addition, growth, rise
derivation: increasingly (adv.)