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Definition of Increase

Increase

  1. 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.
  2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
  3. To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
  4. 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.
  5. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
  6. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
  7. Progeny; issue; offspring.
  8. Generation.
  9. The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; -- said of the moon.

Increase Quotations

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
John Adams

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
Alvin Toffler

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
John Locke

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.
Adam Smith

With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code.
Stephen Hawking
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Increase Translations

increase in Danish is tiltagende
increase in Dutch is opdrijven, verheffen, ophogen
increase in French is agrandir, accroitre, augmentons, augmentez
increase in Latin is auctus, amplio, progressio, ingemino, cresco
increase in Portuguese is aumento
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