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To increase, or to increase something - thesaurus

Synonyms

increase

verb

to become larger in amount or number

add to

to make something such as a feeling or a quality greater or more extreme

raise

verb

to increase a number, amount, or level

go up

to increase

step up

to increase something

double

verb

to increase something so that it is twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many

multiply

verb

to increase by a large amount

soar

verb

to quickly increase to a high level

escalate

verb

to increase, especially at a fast rate that causes problems

go through the roof

informal to increase quickly to a very high level

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accrue

verb

formalbusiness if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases in amount

accumulate

verb

to increase in quantity over a period of time

advance

verb

business to increase in value

appreciate

verb

if something appreciates, its value increases gradually

augment

verb

formal to increase the size, amount, or value of something

balloon

verb

to increase very quickly in amount or degree

beef up

informal to increase or improve something, or to make it more interesting

boost

verb

to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful

bound

verb

to suddenly increase in value or become more successful

bubble up

to increase and become more obvious

build

verb

to increase, or to make something increase

bump up

to increase something

climb

verb

if a temperature, price, or the level of something climbs, it becomes higher

crank up

to increase the level or degree of something

creep up

to gradually become larger in number or amount

double

verb

to become twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many

ebb and flow

mainly literary to keep becoming smaller or weaker and then larger or stronger

elevate

verb

formal to increase the level of something

explode

verb

to increase a lot in size, amount, or importance over a very short period of time

extend

verb

to make something include more things, areas, or subjects

extend

verb

to increase the power of something

fatten

verb

to make an amount of money larger, or to make a company’s value increase

force up

to make something increase

gather

verb

if something gathers force, speed, or strength, its force, speed, or strength increases

grow

verb

if crystals grow, or if they are grown, they get bigger in size

grow

verb

to increase in size

grow

verb

if feelings or qualities grow, they become stronger

hike

verb

to suddenly increase the amount or level of something

hoist

verb

to increase the amount or value of something

inch

verb

to gradually become greater or smaller in amount or number

increase

verb

to make something become larger in amount or number

increase/cut etc. something by half

to make something 50% more/less

jack up

informal to increase the price, rate, or number of something by a large amount

jump

verb

to increase or improve suddenly by a large amount

level up

to increase or improve something in order to make it the same as other things of its type

lift

verb

to cause the amount or level of something to increase

magnify

verb

to increase the size, strength, or power of something

mount

verb

if a particular feeling mounts, it gets stronger over a period of time

mount up

to get much larger

multiply

verb

to increase something by a large amount

mushroom

verb

to increase or develop very quickly

outgrow

verb

to increase in number or size so that the space used previously is no longer big enough

outpace

verb

to make more progress, increase more quickly, or become more successful than someone or something else

outrun

verb

to develop or increase more quickly than something else

peak

verb

to reach the highest amount or level, before becoming lower

pile on

to increase something by a large amount, or to do it a lot

pile up

if something piles up, or if someone piles it up, the amount of it increases a lot

proliferate

verb

formal to quickly increase in number or amount

pump up

informal to make something increase by a large amount

rally

verb

if things such as prices rally, they increase after being low

ramp up

to increase something such as a rate or level, especially the rate at which goods are produced

ratchet

verb

to increase or decrease by small amounts during a period of time, or to make something do this

rise

verb

to increase in size, amount, quality, or strength

rocket

verb

if something such as a price or quantity rockets, it suddenly increases a lot

romp ahead

to start to win or increase quickly and easily

shoot up

to increase quickly by a large amount

spike

verb

informal to increase suddenly

sprout

verb

if things sprout or sprout up somewhere, they appear there or increase in number suddenly and very quickly

stack up

to increase continuously in a way that seems threatening

surge

verb

to increase a lot very quickly

swell

verb

to increase in amount or number

swell

verb

to make something increase

top out

if a rate or an amount tops out, it reaches its highest level

top up

to add more to something in order to increase it to the level that you want or need

treble

verb

if something trebles, or if you treble it, it becomes three times bigger than it was before

triple

verb

to increase something so that it is three times bigger than before

triple

verb

to increase by three times

up

verb

informal to increase an amount, or to raise something to a higher level

widen

verb

to increase

widen

verb

to increase something

zoom

verb

to suddenly increase in price, quantity, or size

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