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increase

Synonyms of increase in English:

verb

  • 1 gas demand is likely to increase
    grow, get bigger, get larger, become greater, enlarge, expand, swell;
    rise, climb, escalate, soar, surge, rocket, shoot up, spiral;
    improve, intensify, strengthen;
    heighten, lengthen, extend, stretch, spread, widen;
    multiply, snowball, mushroom, proliferate, balloon, build up, mount up, pile up, accrue, accumulate
    literary wax
    [Antonyms] decrease
  • 2 higher expectations will increase user demand
    add to, make larger, make bigger, make greater, augment, supplement, top up, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, elevate, swell, inflate;
    improve, make better, boost, ameliorate, enhance, enrich, upgrade;
    worsen, make worse, exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, compound, reinforce
    informal up, jack up, hike up, hike, bump up, crank up, step up
    [Antonyms] reduce
  • noun

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  • stress on the first syllable the increase in size an increase in demand
    growth, rise, enlargement, expansion, extension, multiplication, elevation, swelling, inflation;
    increment, addition, augmentation;
    climb, escalation, surge, upsurge, upswing, spiral;
    improvement, boost, amelioration, enhancement, upgrade, upturn;
    development, advance, boom, spurt, snowballing, mushrooming
    informal hike
    [Antonyms] decrease, reduction
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