Definition of Increase


  • the act of increasing something
    "he gave me an increase in salary"
    - step up
  • the amount by which something increases
    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
  • a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
    "the increase in unemployment"
    "the growth of population"
  • a change resulting in an increase
    "the increase is scheduled for next month"
  • 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"


  • make bigger or more
    "The boss finally increased her salary"
    "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
  • become bigger or greater in amount
    "The amount of work increased"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Increase

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Unscramble increase

321 unscramble word found using the letters increase.

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