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multiply1

mul·ti·ply1

multiply1

 
 
pronunciation:
muhl tih plaI
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part of speech: verb
inflections: multiplied, multiplies, multiplying
definition 1: to increase the number, degree, or amount of.
Sam multiplied her problems when she parked in a "No Parking" area on the wrong side of the street.
synonyms:
augment, increase
similar words:
boost, double, enlarge, expand, hike, jack up, raise, triple
definition 2: to find the product of by doing multiplication.
You get twelve when you multiply four by three.
antonyms:
divide
similar words:
calculate, compute
definition 3: to grow in number, degree, or amount.
The number of new students multiplied when an apartment house was built in the neighborhood.
synonyms:
accumulate, grow, increase, mount, rise
similar words:
appreciate, enlarge, snowball, wax
definition 4: to perform arithmetic multiplication.
Multiply to find out what 8 percent of $5.99 is.
similar words:
calculate, compute, reckon
definition 5: to produce offspring; reproduce.
Rabbits multiply very quickly.
synonyms:
breed, reproduce
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