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Definition of 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

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton

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

Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.
David Binder

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

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
Noam Chomsky
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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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