Synonyms of increase


1. addition, increase, gain, indefinite quantity

usage: 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"

2. increase, change, alteration, modification

usage: a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"

3. increase, increment, growth, process, physical process

usage: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

4. increase, increment, amount

usage: the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

5. increase, step-up, change of magnitude

usage: the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"


1. increase, change magnitude

usage: become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

2. increase, change, alter, modify

usage: make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

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Definition and meaning of increase (Dictionary)