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increase

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of increase

  1. 1 something added (as by growth) shortly after he turned 12, he had a sudden height increase Synonyms of increase accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, proliferation, raise, rise, step-up, supplement, uptick Words Related to increase accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spike Near Antonyms of increase deduction, subtraction Antonyms of increase abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down

  2. 2 the act or process of becoming greater in number the increase in the number of students enrolled at the school was very gradual Synonyms of increase accumulating, accumulation, addition, multiplication, mushrooming, proliferationWords Related to increase doubling, quadrupling, tripling; creep, growth, rise, spread; enlargement, escalation, expansion; amplification, distension (or distention), inflation; accretion, accrual, augmentation, cumulation; extension, lengthening; boost, gain, hike, increment, riseNear Antonyms of increase abatement, compressing, compression, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, contraction, diminishing, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, shrinking; retrenching, retrenchment, shorteningAntonyms of increase decrease


increase

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of increase

  1. 1 to make greater in size, amount, or number we have to increase the number of season-ticket holders if the local sports franchise is to survive Synonyms of increase accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, up Words Related to increase boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlay Near Antonyms of increase abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrench Antonyms of increase abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  2. 2 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the number of Internet users increased exponentially during the 1990s Synonyms of increase accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, wax Words Related to increase jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peak Antonyms of increase contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane


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