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

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn