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Definitions of increase

  1. To become greater in any quality that is capable of more or less; to grow; to advance; to multiply. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make or become greater; enlarge; augment; grow; multiply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To make greater in any respect; enlarge. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make greater: to advance: to extend: to aggravate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To make larger; advance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Progeny; issue; offspring. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To become greater in any respect; multiply; grow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To grow in size: to become greater: to advance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To grow in size; advance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To make greater; to advance; to add; to extend; to aggravate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To make more or greater; to advance or exalt; to extend; to spread; to make worse; to augment; to grow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. A growing larger; that which is added to the original stock; growth; produce; profit; issue; offspring; the period of waxing; said of the moon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Growth: addition to the original stock: profit: produce: progeny. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Growth; enlargement; advance; addition; produce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A growing larger or greater; augmentation; increment; produce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Augmentation; growth; increment; profit; produce; progeny. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. Among others, he wonders what the project should be of the Duke's going down to Portsmouth just now with his Lady, at this time of the year: it being no way, we think, to increase his popularity, which is not great; nor yet safe to do it, for that reason, if it would have any such effect. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. 5. How did the persecuted people increase – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
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