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  • nounaddition, growth
  • verbadd or grow

synonyms for increase

  • boost
  • development
  • escalation
  • expansion
  • gain
  • hike
  • increment
  • inflation
  • merger
  • raise
  • rise
  • surge
  • upsurge
  • upturn
  • access
  • accession
  • accretion
  • accrual
  • accumulation
  • aggrandizement
  • augmentation
  • breakthrough
  • burgeoning
  • cumulation
  • elaboration
  • enlargement
  • exaggeration
  • extension
  • incorporation
  • intensification
  • maximization
  • multiplication
  • optimization
  • spread
  • step-up
  • swell
  • swelling
  • upgrade
  • waxing
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antonyms for increase

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  • decline
  • decrease
  • drop
  • loss
  • shrinkage
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • reduction
  • depletion
  • diminishment
  • subtraction
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To increase means to make greater, as in quantity, extent, or degree: to increase someone’s salary; to increase the velocity; to increase the (degree of) concentration. Enlarge means to make greater in size, extent, or range: to enlarge a building, a business, one’s conceptions. Augment, a more formal word, means to make greater, especially by addition from the outside: to augment one’s income (by doing extra work).

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How to use increase in a sentence

The increase is manageable, but logistically challenging given social distancing requirements, says Lithander.
UK UNIVERSITIES PREDICTED A COVID-19 CRASH. THEY GOT THE OPPOSITEFIONA ZUBLINSEPTEMBER 17, 2020OZY
All regions except the Northeast experienced modest increases in seroprevalence over the course of the summer.
BLOOD DONATIONS SHOW THAT THE UNITED STATES IS STILL NOWHERE NEAR HERD IMMUNITYJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Historically, the less-expensive systems sell more units, driving an increase in revenue from games.
SONY DEBUTS NEW PLAYSTATION FOR THE HOLIDAYS. HERE’S HOW MUCH IT COSTSVERNE KOPYTOFFSEPTEMBER 17, 2020FORTUNE
There was a marked increase when Brazil hosted the football World Cup in 2014 and followed by the Olympics in 2016.
PODCAST: COVID-19 IS HELPING TURN BRAZIL INTO A SURVEILLANCE STATEANTHONY GREENSEPTEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The unprecedented shift to remote work and online learning, combined with a dramatic increase in movie streaming, videoconferencing, and social media traffic, has led to significant spikes in internet use.
HOW TO DRIVE DIGITAL INNOVATION NECESSARY DURING THE PANDEMICNICK CHASINOVSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
The company reported Wednesday that searches for “curbside pickup” saw a “tenfold” increase in the past several months amid the pandemic.
GOOGLE BOOSTING VISIBILITY OF ‘NEARBY’ PRODUCT INVENTORY WITH NEW SHOPPING FEATURESGREG STERLINGSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
On its surface, that looks like a large increase in support for reopening the economy, and thus reopening might seem supported by the public.
WHY COMING UP WITH EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS COVID-19 IS SO HARDNEIL LEWIS JR. (NLEWISJR@CORNELL.EDU)SEPTEMBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Georgetown University approved a 10% tuition cut for the fall semester for students who are learning remotely, and the College of William & Mary is rolling back a previously adopted increase for incoming in-state undergraduates.
COLLEGE TUITION IS SEEING ITS STEEPEST DROP SINCE 1978LEE CLIFFORDSEPTEMBER 12, 2020FORTUNE
Last year in the top 100 films at the box office, 32 featured leads from underrepresented groups, an increase of five from 2018.
DESPITE SOME GAINS IN THE PAST YEAR, HOLLYWOOD STILL HAS INCLUSION PROBLEMS, STUDY SAYSRADMARYASEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
To be clear, that increase does not mean that advertisers are putting a lot more money to traditional TV.
‘THERE WASN’T A HUGE SHIFT’: TV UPFRONT MARKET DID NOT UNDERGO EXPECTED OVERHAUL THIS YEARTIM PETERSONSEPTEMBER 9, 2020DIGIDAY
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WORDS RELATED TO INCREASE

  • accretion
  • addition
  • augmentation
  • enlargement
  • extension
  • increase
  • increment
  • raise
  • rise
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