
mul·ti·ply^{1}
multiply^{1}
 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

related words: 
accumulate, amplify, augment, grow 
Word Parts
The word multiply
contains the following part:
multi
Latin
prefix
that means many
Example words:
 synonyms:
 poly

