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increase

verb [I/T]  /ɪnˈkris, ˈɪn·kris/ us  
to become or make something larger or greater: [T] They’ve increased the price of gas by two cents a gallon. [I] Pressure is increasing to make health insurance more widely available.
Translations of “increase”
in Korean 증가하다, 커지다…
in Arabic يَزيد…
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 Spanish aumentar…
in Portuguese aumentar…
in German zunehmen…
in Catalan augmentar…
in Japanese ~が増える, ~を増やす…
in Chinese (Simplified) 增大, 增加, 增强…
(Definition of increase verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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