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

UK: We should increase the amount of fruit that we eat.
US: There has been a sharp increase in interest rates.
  • "Even in markets which appear saturated such as Europe and North America, shoppers increase their purchases of Delavigne products towards the holiday season."
  • "One solution may be increasing discounts and promotions this year."
  • "Insufficient or poor-quality sleep increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as the probability of making risky decisions."
  • "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."
  • "Those same scientists predict that this figure is likely to increase in coming years."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "If you want to increase your IQ..."
  • "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."

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