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increaseverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪnˈkris, ˈɪn·kris/
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 ​healthinsurance more ​widelyavailable.

increasenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·kris/
the ​act of ​becominglarger or ​greater or of making something ​larger or ​greater: [C] There was a ​slight increase in ​unemployment last ​month. Homelessness is on the increase (= increasing) in many ​cities.
(Definition of increase from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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increaseverb [I or T]

uk   /ɪnˈkriːs/  us   /ɪnˈkriːs/
B1 to (make something) ​becomelarger in ​amount or ​size: Incidents of ​armedrobbery have increased over the last few ​years. The ​cost of the ​project has increased dramatically/​significantly since it ​began. Gradually increase the ​temperature toboilingpoint. Increased/Increasing ​efforts are being made to end the ​dispute.

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increasenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɪn.kriːs/  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 inproduction would be ​helpful.
on the increase
C1 increasing: Homelessness is on the increase in many ​cities.

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"increase" in Business English

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increaseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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 ​grossmargin 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 increasesmanufacturingspeeds.
increasing
adjective
An increasing ​number of ​customersshoponline.
increasingly
adverb
Borrowers are becoming increasingly aware of their ​options, and tend to ​shop around.

increasenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪnkriːs/
a ​situation in which the ​number, ​size, or ​amount of something gets bigger: a pay/price/tax increase Customers ​stocked up, ​anticipating a January ​price increase.an increase in sth Businesses are facing a 12% increase in ​energycosts.an increase of sth Revenue last ​year was $347 million, an increase of 26%. a dramatic/significant/​substantial increase a small/slight/​steady increase
See also
on the increase
increasing: Credit ​cardfraud is on the increase.
(Definition of increase from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “increase”
in Korean 증가하다, 커지다…
in Arabic يَزيد…
in Malaysian meningkat…
in French (s’)accroître…
in Russian увеличивать(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 增大, 增加, 增強…
in Italian aumentare…
in Turkish art(ır)mak, çoğal(t)mak…
in Polish zwiększać (się), wzrastać…
in Spanish aumentar…
in Vietnamese tăng lên…
in Portuguese aumentar…
in Thai เพิ่ม…
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…
in Indonesian meningkatkan…
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