Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.(verb)
An example of increase is someone getting a raise in their salary.
See increase in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME encresen < OFr encreistre < L increscere < in-, in, on + crescere, to grow: see crescent
Origin: ME encrese
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verb in·creased, in·creas·ing, in·creas·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English encresen
Origin: , from Old French encreistre, encreiss-
Origin: , from Latin incrēscere
Origin: : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2
Origin: + crēscere, to grow; see ker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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