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increase

Translation of increase in French:

noun

British English: /ˈɪŋkriːs/
American English: /ˈɪnkris/
  • 1 (in amount) price/pay increase
    augmentation de prix/de salaire
    a sudden increase in unemployment
    une soudaine augmentation du taux de chômage
    an increase of 5%, a 5% increase
    une augmentation de 5%
    an increase of 20% in the cost of something
    une augmentation de 20% du prix de quelque chose
  • 2 (in degree) an increase in support for the policy
    un nombre croissant de personnes favorables à la politique
    there has been an increase in public interest
    le public s'y intéresse de plus en plus
    to be on the increase

transitive verb

British English: /ɪnˈkriːs/
American English: /ɪnˈkris/
  • 1 (gen)
    augmenter (sales, grant, offer, temperature, anxiety)
    to increase one's chances of doing
    augmenter ses chances de faire
    to increase the risk of
    augmenter les risques de (failure, disease etc)
    to increase something by
    augmenter quelque chose de (amount, percentage)
    to increase life expectancy by five years
    prolonger l'espérance de vie de cinq ans
    to increase something to
    augmenter quelque chose jusqu'à
    I increased my offer to $100
    je suis monté à 100 dollars
  • 2 (in knitting)
    augmenter de (stitch)

intransitive verb

British English: /ɪnˈkriːs/
American English: /ɪnˈkris/
  • 1 (gen)
    (output, sales, volume, strength, intensity)
    augmenter
    (appetite)
    grandir
    (workload)
    s'accroître
    to increase by
    augmenter de (amount, percentage)
    to increase in number/value
    augmenter en nombre/valeur
    to increase in volume
    augmenter de volume
    to increase in size
    s'agrandir
    to increase from… to
    passer de… à
  • 2 (Meteorology)
    (wind)
    se lever
    (at sea) forcir

also: increasing present participle adjective

  • (prices, number)
    croissant
    with increasing frequency
    de plus en plus fréquemment

also: increased past participle adjective

  • (choice, demand, probability)
    plus grand
    (attacks)
    plus fréquent
    (inequality)
    plus marqué
    an increased risk of cancer
    un risque accru de cancer

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