Meaning of 'increase'

Find the meaning of the word ‘increase’

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Meaning of ‘increase’

7 definitions found.



the act of increasing something

Example: "They gave me an increase in salary."

Synonyms: step-up


the amount by which something increases

Example: "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Synonyms: augmentation increment


a change resulting in an increase

Example: "the increase is scheduled for next month"


a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

Example: "the increase in unemployment"

Synonyms: increment growth


a quantity that is added

Synonyms: addition gain


make bigger or more

Example: "The boss finally increased everyone's salary."


become bigger or greater in amount

Example: "The amount of work increased"

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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