Synonyms for increase

Synonyms for (noun) increase

Synonyms: step-up, increase

Definition: the act of increasing something

Usage: he gave me an increase in salary

Similar words: change of magnitude

Definition: the act of changing the amount or size of something


Synonyms: increase, increment

Definition: the amount by which something increases

Usage: they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare

Similar words: amount

Definition: the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion

Usage: an adequate amount of food for four people


Synonyms: increase

Definition: a change resulting in an increase

Usage: the increase is scheduled for next month

Similar words: change, modification, alteration

Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago


Synonyms: increase, increment, growth

Definition: a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

Usage: the increase in unemployment; the growth of population

Similar words: physical process, process

Definition: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

Usage: events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls


Synonyms: addition, increase, gain

Definition: a quantity that is added

Usage: there was an addition to property taxes this year; they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks

Similar words: indefinite quantity

Definition: an estimated quantity

Synonyms for (verb) increase

Synonyms: increase

Definition: make bigger or more

Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: increase

Definition: become bigger or greater in amount

Usage: The amount of work increased

Similar words: change magnitude

Definition: change in size or magnitude