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01. If the world's population continues to [increase], one day there will not be enough food for everyone.
02. You can expect a slight [increase] in pay every six months.
03. Our sales continue to [increase] as our name gets known.
04. The price for CD burners has [decreased] significantly since they first appeared on the market.
05. The telephone company has announced that the fee for single-line service will [increase] by 3% this year.
06. Use of the Internet to download music is becoming [increasingly] popular.
07. Analysts are unsure as to whether technology which allows users to download music from the Internet will result in a decrease in sales or will actually [increase] sales of CDs, as artists become better known.
08. Mahatma Gandhi once remarked that there is more to life than [increasing] its speed.
09. [Increasingly], people are realizing that if we don't do something to reduce pollution, our children will suffer the consequences.
10. There is a Zanzibar proverb which states that wealth diminishes with usage, whereas learning [increases] with use.
11. There is a Czech proverb which observes that a good neighbor [increases] the value of your property.
12. The average admission price to movie theaters in the last 30 years has [increased] 500 percent.
13. Coffee is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases it may actually [increase] the negative effects of alcohol.
14. An [increasing] number of elementary schools in Japan are introducing chopstick etiquette into their programs.
15. When egg white is beaten, it becomes foamy, [increasing] up to eight times in volume.
16. The weight of a human fetus [increases] about 2.4 billion times in nine months.
17. With 382,650 babies being born each day, and 144,902 people dying daily, the world population [increases] by about 237,748 people a day.
18. The pressure exerted by a gas will [increase] as the temperature rises.

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  • increase — vb Increase, enlarge, augment, multiply mean to become or cause to become greater or more numerous. Increase distinctively carries the idea of progressive growth; sometimes it means nothing more than this {Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Increase — In crease (?; 277), n. [OE. encres, encresse. See {Increase}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth. [1913 Webster] As if increase of appetite… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • increase — [in krēs′, in′krēs΄; ] for n. [ in′krēs΄, in krēs′] vi. increased, increasing [ME encresen < OFr encreistre < L increscere < in , in, on + crescere, to grow: see CRESCENT] 1. to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; grow 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To become… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Increase — In*crease , v. t. To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one s possessions, influence. [1913 Webster] I will increase the famine.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Increase — ist der Vorname folgender Personen: Increase Mather (1639 1723), englischer puritanischer Geistlicher Increase Sumner (1746 1799), US amerikanischer Politiker Jerome Increase Case (1819 1891), US amerikanischer Unternehmer und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • increase — I verb abound, accrue, accumulate, add on, add to, aggrandize, amplificare, amplify, annex, appreciate, augere, augment, become larger, become greater, boost, branch out, broaden, build, burgeon, crescere, develop, dilatare, dilate, enlarge,… …   Law dictionary

  • increase — [n] addition, growth access, accession, accretion, accrual, accumulation, aggrandizement, augmentation, boost, breakthrough, burgeoning, cumulation, development, elaboration, enlargement, escalation, exaggeration, expansion, extension, gain, hike …   New thesaurus

  • increase — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun, and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

  • increase — ► VERB ▪ make or become greater in size, amount, or degree. ► NOUN ▪ an instance or the action of increasing. DERIVATIVES increasing adjective increasingly adverb. ORIGIN Latin increscere, from crescere grow …   English terms dictionary

  • increase */*/*/ — I UK [ɪnˈkriːs] / US [ɪnˈkrɪs] verb Word forms increase : present tense I/you/we/they increase he/she/it increases present participle increasing past tense increased past participle increased Other ways of saying increase: be/go up to increase:… …   English dictionary


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