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Verb: increase  'in,krees
  1. Become bigger or greater in amount
    "The amount of work increased"
  2. Make bigger or more
    "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
  3. Add something extra to make more intense or better
    "This will increase your enjoyment";
    - enhance, heighten, raise
Noun: increase  'in,krees
  1. A quantity that is added
    "there was an increase to property taxes this year";
    - addition, gain
  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";
    - increment, growth
  4. The amount by which something increases
    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare";
    - increment
  5. The act of increasing something
    "he gave me an increase in salary";
    - step-up

Derived forms: increased, increases, increasing

Type of: alter, alteration, amount, change, change magnitude, change of magnitude, compound, deepen, heighten, indefinite quantity, intensify, modification, modify, physical process, process

Antonym: decrease, decrement, diminish

Encyclopedia: Increase, Mississippi