increase

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increase is part of the Basic English 850.
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increase is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
increase

Pronunciation[change]

  • Hyphenation: in‧crease
verb
noun

Verb[change]

Plain form
increase

Third-person singular
increases

Past tense
increased

Past participle
increased

Present participle
increasing

Something is increasing
  1. To grow; to become bigger.
    The amount of money in my bank account is increasing.


Noun[change]

Singular
increase

Plural
increases

  1. The amount which something has grown
    There was an increase in movie releases last year.