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    increase

    increase - Dictionary definition and meaning for word increase

    Definition
    (noun) a quantity that is added
    Synonyms : addition , gain
    Example Sentence
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
    Definition
    (noun) a change resulting in an increase
    Example Sentence
    • the increase is scheduled for next month
    Definition
    (noun) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
    Synonyms : growth , increment
    Example Sentence
    • the increase in unemployment
    • the growth of population
    Definition
    (noun) the amount by which something increases
    Synonyms : increment
    Example Sentence
    • they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare
    Definition
    (noun) the act of increasing something
    Synonyms : step-up
    Example Sentence
    • he gave me an increase in salary
    Definition
    (verb) become bigger or greater in amount
    Example Sentence
    • The amount of work increased
    Definition
    (verb) make bigger or more
    Example Sentence
    • The boss finally increased her salary
    • The university increased the number of students it admitted
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