- encrease (obsolete)
- (verb): enPR: ĭnkrēsʹ, IPA(key): /ɪnˈkɹiːs/
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- (noun): enPR: ĭnʹkrēs, IPA(key): /ˈɪnkɹiːs/
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- Rhymes: -iːs
- Hyphenation: in‧crease
- (intransitive) (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.
- His rage only increased when I told him of the lost money.
- Bible, Genesis vii. 17
- The waters increased and bare up the ark.
- The heavens forbid / But that our loves and comforts should increase, / Even as our days do grow!
- (transitive) To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.
- 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
- The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
- To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
- Sir M. Hale
- Fishes are more numerous of increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.
- Sir M. Hale
- (astronomy, intransitive) To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
- The Moon increases.
- (become larger): wax, go up, grow, rise, soar (rapidly), shoot up (rapidly); See also Thesaurus:increase
- (make larger): increment, raise, up (informal); See also Thesaurus:augment
- (multiply by production of young): proliferate, propagate, teem
- (to show more of the surface): wax
- (become larger): decrease, drop, fall, go down, plummet (rapidly), plunge (rapidly), reduce, shrink, sink; See also Thesaurus:decrease
- (make larger): cut, decrease, decrement, lower, reduce; See also Thesaurus:diminish
- (multiply by production of young):
- (to show more of the surface): wane
- An amount by which a quantity is increased.
- 2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, in American Scientist:
- Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
- For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
- (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).
- (amount by which a quantity is increased): gain, increment, raise (US, said of pay), rise; See also Thesaurus:adjunct or Thesaurus:acquisition
- (act or process of becoming larger): enlargement, expansion; See also Thesaurus:augmentation
- (amount by which a quantity is increased): cut, decrease, decrement, drop, fall, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage; See also Thesaurus:decrement
- (act or process of becoming larger): decline, decrease, diminishment; See also Thesaurus:diminution
act of becoming larger
- increase in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- increase in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- increase at OneLook Dictionary Search