Dictionary Results for increases


1. increase - noun

· a quantity that is added; "there was an addition to property taxes this year"; "they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks"

Synonym(s): addition, gain

Hypernym(s): indefinite_quantity




2. increase - noun

· a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"

Hypernym(s): change, alteration, modification

Antonym(s): decrease




3. increase - noun

· a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

Synonym(s): increment, growth

Hypernym(s): process, physical_process

Antonym(s): decrease




4. increase - noun

· the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Synonym(s): increment

Hypernym(s): amount

Antonym(s): decrease




5. increase - noun

· the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"

Synonym(s): step-up

Hypernym(s): change_of_magnitude

Antonym(s): decrease




6. increase - verb

· become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

Hypernym(s): change_magnitude

Antonym(s): decrease




7. increase - verb

· make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

Antonym(s): decrease





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