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increase

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ɪnˈkriːs/
to become larger in amount or size, or to make something do this: increase by sth Sales have increased by 10%.increase to sth Our gross margin increased to 24%.increase in price/size/value Over the past two years the department has increased in size.the number/rate/level increases Staffing numbers increase during the summer months.increase gradually/slowly/steadily Bookings are increasing steadily. Interest rates have increased slightly. increase dramatically/rapidly/significantly The volume of work has increased dramatically. increase efficiency/production/productivity The new measures are intended to increase efficiency. to increase costs/prices/sales This process greatly increases manufacturing speeds.
increasing adjective increasingly adverb
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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