Increase

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Definition

to increase (by 10%): to make bigger or larger, to expand (by 10%)
verb
to decrease to make smaller, to reduce

an increase: an addition, an augmentation, a rise, a raise
noun

(the) increased (sales): (the) larger, expanded, greater (sales)
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: We should increase the amount of fruit that we eat.
US: There has been a sharp increase in interest rates.
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Examples

  • "It's not just senior citizens who dig the sound of analog audio recordings, recent increases in vinyl record sales suggest that younger listeners are discovering turntables and the clarity of sound that they offer."
  • "Your company's plan allows you to increase or decrease your monthly pay-in at any time, as well as to re-allocate the investments of your plan."
  • "Insufficient or poor-quality sleep increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as the probability of making risky decisions."
  • "Free-shipping and 'buy one get one free' offers are expected to increase before Christmas."
  • "I'd better increase your order to 200,000 then."
  • "Those same scientists predict that this figure is likely to increase in coming years."
  • "One solution may be increasing discounts and promotions this year."
  • "Even in markets which appear saturated such as Europe and North America, shoppers increase their purchases of Delavigne products towards the holiday season."
  • "This leads me to my point: some of the staff have been discussing the possibility of a company-wide 'nap time' in order to increase productivity during the work day."
  • "Although the notoriety of the local food movement is increasing, even lending such buzzwords as 'food patriotism' (strong belief in sustainable local food chains) and 'locavore' (one who eats only local products) to the lexicon, some remain unconvinced that the local food movement is all it's cracked up to be."

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