Translation of "increase" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] uk /ɪnˈkriːs/ us /ɪnˈkriːs/

B1 to (make something) become larger in amount or size

Incidents of armed robbery have increased over the last few years. 持械抢劫案近几年增多了。
The cost of the project has increased dramatically/significantly since it began. 该项目自开始以来成本就急剧上升。
Gradually increase the temperature to boiling point. 逐步加热至沸点。
Increased/Increasing efforts are being made to end the dispute. 正在尽更大努力来结束这场争端。
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noun [ C or U ] uk /ˈɪn.kriːs/ us /ˈɪn.kriːs/

B2 a rise in the amount or size of something

price/tax increases 涨价/增税
There were 39,000 new cases last year - an increase of six percent. 去年有3.9万件新案子——上升了6%。
Any increase in production would be helpful. 任何产量的增加都是有益的。
on the increase

C1 increasing

Homelessness is on the increase in many cities. 许多城市里无家可归者在增多。

(Translation of “increase” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)