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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Increase  \In*crease"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Increased};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Increasing}.]  [OE.  incresen  encresen  enrescen  OF 
  encreistre  fr  L.  increscere  pref.  in-  in  +  crescere  to 
  grow.  See  {Crescent},  and  cf  {Decrease}.] 
  1.  To  become  greater  or  more  in  size,  quantity,  number, 
  degree,  value,  intensity,  power,  authority,  reputation, 
  wealth;  to  grow;  to  augment;  to  advance;  --  opposed  to 
  {decrease}. 
 
  The  waters  increased  and  bare  up  the  ark.  --Gen. 
  vii.  17. 
 
  He  must  increase,  but  I  must  decrease.  --John  iii. 
  30. 
 
  The  heavens  forbid  But  that  our  loves  and  comforts 
  should  increase,  Even  as  our  days  do  grow!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  multiply  by  the  production  of  young;  to  be  fertile, 
  fruitful,  or  prolific. 
 
  Fishes  are  more  numerous  of  increasing  than  beasts 
  or  birds,  as  appears  by  their  numerous  spawn.  --Sir 
  M.  Hale. 
 
  3.  (Astron.)  To  become  more  nearly  full;  to  show  more  of  the 
  surface;  to  wax;  as  the  moon  increases. 
 
  {Increasing  function}  (Math.),  a  function  whose  value 
  increases  when  that  of  the  variable  increases,  and 
  decreases  when  the  latter  is  diminished. 
 
  Syn:  To  enlarge;  extend;  multiply;  expand;  develop;  heighten; 
  amplify;  raise;  enhance;  spread;  aggravate;  magnify; 
  augment;  advance. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Increase},  {Enlarge},  {Extend}.  Enlarge  implies  to 
  make  larger  or  broader  in  size.  Extend  marks  the 
  progress  of  enlargement  so  as  to  have  wider 
  boundaries.  Increase  denotes  enlargement  by  growth  and 
  internal  vitality,  as  in  the  case  of  plants.  A  kingdom 
  is  enlarged  by  the  addition  of  new  territories;  the 
  mind  is  enlarged  by  knowledge.  A  kingdom  is  extended 
  when  its  boundaries  are  carried  to  a  greater  distance 
  from  the  center.  A  man's  riches,  honors,  knowledge, 
  etc.,  are  increased  by  accessions  which  are  made  from 
  time  to  time. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  increased 
  adj  :  made  greater  in  size  or  amount  or  degree  [ant:  {decreased}] 




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