part of speech: verb
pronunciation: in krēs [or] in krēs
inflections: increases, increasing, increased
definition 1: to make larger or greater; add to.
- I asked my mom to increase my allowance on my birthday.
synonyms: add to, augment, boost, build, enlarge, expand, jack up, multiply
antonyms: decrease, diminish, lessen, lower, reduce
definition 2: to become greater in amount, number, or size.
- The population of our town is increasing.
synonyms: build, enlarge, expand, mount, multiply, rise
antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, shrink
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: in krēs
definition: an addition in size or amount.
- There was an increase in the number of violent crimes last year.
synonyms: addition, growth, rise
derivation: increasingly (adv.)