increase

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

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: in‧crease
verb
noun

VerbEdit

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.

NounEdit

Singular
increase

Plural
increases

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