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Meaning & Definition of Increase in English

English

Increase

/ɪnkris/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • addition
  • ,
  • increase
  • ,
  • gain

2. A change resulting in an increase

  • "The increase is scheduled for next month"
    synonym:
  • increase

3. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

  • "The increase in unemployment"
  • "The growth of population"
    synonym:
  • increase
  • ,
  • increment
  • ,
  • growth

4. The amount by which something increases

  • "They proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
    synonym:
  • increase
  • ,
  • increment

5. The act of increasing something

  • "He gave me an increase in salary"
    synonym:
  • increase
  • ,
  • step-up

verb

1. Become bigger or greater in amount

  • "The amount of work increased"
    synonym:
  • increase

2. Make bigger or more

  • "The boss finally increased her salary"
  • "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
    synonym:
  • increase

Examples of using

There has been a rapid increase in the population here.
We made a resolution to increase production.
A study has shown that dairy cattle can increase their milk production by up to three percent after having soothing music played to them for twelve hours per day over a nine-week period.