Associations to the word «Increase»


INCREASE, verb. (intransitive) (of a quantity) To become larger.
INCREASE, verb. (transitive) To make (a quantity) larger.
INCREASE, verb. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
INCREASE, verb. (astronomy) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
INCREASE, noun. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
INCREASE, noun. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
INCREASE, noun. (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).

Dictionary definition

INCREASE, 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".
INCREASE, noun. A change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month".
INCREASE, noun. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population".
INCREASE, noun. The amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare".
INCREASE, noun. The act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary".
INCREASE, verb. Become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased".
INCREASE, verb. Make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis