Increase meaning

ĭn-krēs'
To become greater or larger.
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An increasing or becoming increased.
  • Growth, enlargement, etc.
  • Multiplication, as of offspring.
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Reproduction and spread; propagation.
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To become greater in numbers by producing offspring; multiply; propagate.
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To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment.
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Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.

An example of increase is someone getting a raise in their salary.

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To multiply; reproduce.
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To make greater or larger.
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The act of increasing.

A steady increase in temperature.

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The result or amount of an increasing.

A population increase of 10%

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(intransitive, of a quantity) To become larger.
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To make (a quantity) larger.
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To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
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(astronomy) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.

The Moon increases.

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An amount by which a quantity is increased.
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For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger.
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(knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).
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The amount or rate by which something is increased.

A tax increase of 15 percent.

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To become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; grow.
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Origin of increase

Middle English encresen from Old French encreistre encreiss- from Latin incrēscere in- intensive pref. in–2 crēscere to grow ker-2 in Indo-European roots