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increase

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ɪnˈkriːs/
B1 to get bigger or to make something bigger in size or amount: Eating fatty food increases the risk of heart disease. Exports of computers have increased by 15% since January. increased demand/competition Her anxieties are shared by an increasing number of women. →  Opposite decrease Increasing and intensifying
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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