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Part of speech: verb

To make or become greater; enlarge; augment; grow; multiply.

Part of speech: noun

A growing larger or greater; augmentation; increment; produce.

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Usage examples "increase":

  1. Alternately walking and riding, he found his strength increase as he went on; and his sorrow continued to be that of a cloudy summer day, nor was ever, so long as the journey lasted, again that of the fierce wintry tempest. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  2. That will build confidence and increase trade. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
  3. In either case they should begin with a comparatively short distance, say of three feet, between partners, and gradually increase the distance. - "Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium", Jessie H. Bancroft.