|1.||[ verb ] become bigger or greater in amount|
"The amount of work increased"
|Related terms:||decrease change_magnitude add grow wax widen intensify swell accumulate gain shoot_up intensify accrue broaden snowball appreciate wax crescendo spike explode pyramid add_to pullulate snowball addition|
|2.||[ verb ] make bigger or more|
"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
|Related terms:||decrease change raise widen augment multiply build_up enlarge build_up boost heighten inflate escalate maximize blow_up rev_up up boost lengthen heighten rev regenerate snowball kite build_up extend addition|
|3.||[ noun ] a quantity that is added|
"there was an addition to property taxes this year" "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"
|Related terms:||indefinite_quantity accretion|
|4.||[ noun ] a change resulting in an increase|
"the increase is scheduled for next month"
|Related terms:||decrease change concentration waxing jump run-up explosion augmentation|
|5.||[ noun ] a process of becoming larger or more numerous or more important|
"the increase in unemployment" "the growth of population"
|Related terms:||decrease decrease process accretion accretion widening pullulation accretion accretion proliferation relaxation population_growth multiplication accession grow|
|6.||[ noun ] the amount by which something increases|
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
|Related terms:||decrease amount supplement raise amplification rise complement price_increase up-tick fare_increase tax-increase|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of increasing something|
"he gave me an increase in salary"
|Related terms:||decrease change_of_magnitude expansion escalation addition intensification surge appreciation accumulation exaggeration split strengthening fortification maximization advance expansion inclusion intensification aggrandizement amplification augmentation escalate|