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increaseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈkriːs/
B1 to (make something) become larger in amount or size: Incidents of armed robbery have increased over the last few years. The cost of the project has increased dramatically/significantly since it began. Gradually increase the temperature to boiling point. Increased/Increasing efforts are being made to end the dispute.
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increasenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.kriːs/
B2 a rise in the amount or size of something: price/tax increases There were 39,000 new cases last year - an increase of six percent. Any increase in production would be helpful.on the increase C1 increasing: Homelessness is on the increase in many cities.
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Translations of “increase”
in Arabic يَزيد…
in Korean 증가하다, 커지다…
in Malaysian meningkat…
in French (s’)accroître…
in Turkish art(ır)mak, çoğal(t)mak…
in Italian aumentare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增大, 增加, 增強…
in Russian увеличивать(ся)…
in Polish zwiększać (się), wzrastać…
in Vietnamese tăng lên…
in Spanish aumentar…
in Portuguese aumentar…
in Thai เพิ่ม…
in German zunehmen…
in Catalan augmentar…
in Japanese ~が増える, ~を増やす…
in Indonesian meningkatkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 增大, 增加, 增强…
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