increase increase  /ɪn ˈkris/


  1. (n) a quantity that is added
  2. (n) a change resulting in an increase
  3. (n) a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
  4. (n) the amount by which something increases
  5. (n) the act of increasing something
  6. (v) become bigger or greater in amount
  7. (v) make bigger or more




  1. Colin Powell is against an temporary increase in Iraq troops.
  2. Then it was Brazil, in August announcing a 53% increase in its military budget for 2008, the biggest such increase in more than a decade.
  3. While enthusiastic Democrats of all ages produced a 90% increase in turnout for the first caucuses, the number of young voters was up half again as much: 135%.


  1. Will an Increase in Ticket Prices Aid Disney's Earnings?

    Will an Increase in Ticket Prices Aid Disney's Earnings?        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Increase in out-of-state students helps UK increase budget

    A rise in the number of out-of-state students has helped UK increase its annual budget by around $71 million.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Kentucky Kernel

  3. Inadequate increase

    The Idaho State Board of Education approved a 5 percent increase to University of Idaho undergraduate tuition and fees for 2013-2014 — a 0.9 percent lower increase than what UI’s administrators asked for. The proposed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argonaut


  1. "To step back now would force a collapse of the Iraqi government," Mr Bush said in the prepared remarks, adding that that would ensnare US forces. "If we increase our support at this crucial moment, and help the Iraqis break the current cycle...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: President Bush Source:

  2. "The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Daniel Hamburg Source: Birmingham Star

  3. Clinton stated that the recent violence in Gaza "must only increase our determination to seek a just and lasting peace agreement that brings real security to Israel, normal and positive relations with its neighbors, and independence, economic...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN International

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decadent decadent
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