increase increase (ĭn-krēsʹ) verbincreased, increasing, increasesverb, intransitive1. To become greater or larger. 2. To multiply; reproduce. verb, transitiveTo make greater or larger. noun(ĭnʹkrēs)Abbr. inh., incr.1. The act of increasing: a steady increase in temperature. 2. The amount or rate by which something is increased: a tax increase of 15 percent. 3. Obsolete. Reproduction & spread; propagation. idiom.on the increaseIncreasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase. increasʹable adjective sầu increasʹer noun increasʹingly adverbSynonyms: increase, exp&, enlarge, extkết thúc, augment, multiply. These verbs mean lớn make or become greater or larger. Increase applies most widely; it sometimes suggests steady growth: "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones" (La Rochefoucauld). The mayor"s political influence rapidly increased. To exp& is to increase in kích thước, area, volume, bulk, or range: He does exercises lớn expand his chest. "Work expands so as lớn fill the time available for its completion" (C. Northcote Parkinson). Enlarge refers to expansion in kích thước, extent, capacity, or scope: The landowner enlarged her property by repeated purchases. Our group of friends is enlarging by leaps & bounds. To extend is lớn lengthen in space or time or lớn broaden in range, as of application: The transit authority extended the subway line lớn the next town. The baseball season may be extended. "Hiseye, like his mind, sought an extended view" (Dumas Malone). Augment usually applies to what is already developed or well under way: augmented her collection of books; depression that augments with each visit to the hospital. To multiply is to lớn increase in number, especially by propagation or procreation: "As for my cats, they multiplied" (Daniel Defoe). "May thy days be multiplied!" (Sir Walter Scott).