Definition of “increase” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I, T ] us uk /ɪnˈkriːs/
Extra Examples
The government has backed away from plans to increase taxes.His main objective was to increase profits.We need to increase production by 20%.Sales increased by 15% in the run-up to Christmas.Violence against women has increased in recent years.

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

(Definition of “increase verb” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)