verb (used with object), in·creased, in·creas·ing.
verb (used without object), in·creased, in·creas·ing.
- multiplication by propagation; production of offspring.
- offspring; progeny.
Origin of increase
SYNONYMS FOR increase
Examples from the Web for increase
Industry experts claim an increase in awareness amongst men when it comes to styles, design, and price regarding their underwear.Would You Pay $100 For a 50 Cent Bulge? Men’s Undies Get Expensive|James Joiner|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Kentucky the bourbon distillers have had to increase their payrolls by 77 per cent in two years to meet the demand.
In exchange for the increase in sales, the dispensaries pay the service, not the consumer.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both give estimates of how many U.S. workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage.
However, Driscoll is not alone among evangelicals wanting to improve their brand and increase sales.How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List|Warren Throckmorton|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This increase was excessive and altogether unnecessary to the maintenance of thorough and progressive government.
Ismar, wishing to give his body a splendid funeral, prepared a banquet of royal bounty to increase the splendour of the obsequies.The Danish History, Books I-IX|Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
To increase the efficiency of the cavalry extensive manœuvres were organised.Sir John French|Cecil Chisholm
These conditions must increase the earth's equatorial bulge and thereby cause changes in the distribution of land and water.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
A hummingbird or two was not an uncommon sight along the trail at any time, but now we began to notice an increase in numbers.Jungle Peace|William Beebe