US: /ˈɪnˌkɹis/, /ˌɪnˈkɹis/

English Vietnamese dictionary

increase /'inkri:s/
  • danh từ
    • sự tăng, sự tăng thêm
      • an increase in population: sự tăng số dân
      • on the increase: đang tăng lên, ngày càng tăng
    • số lượng tăng thêm
    • động từ
      • tăng lên, tăng thêm, lớn thêm
        • to increase speed: tăng tốc độ
        • the population increases: số dân tăng lên

    Advanced English dictionary

    verb, noun
    + verb
    ~ (sth) (from A) (to B)
    ~ (sth) (by sth) to become or to make sth greater in amount, number, value, etc: [V] The population has increased from 1.2 million to 1.8 million. + The rate of inflation increased by 2%. + The price of oil increased. + Oil increased in price. + Disability increases with age (= the older sb is, the more likely they are to have a disability). + [VN] We need to increase productivity. + They've increased the price by 50%.
    Antonym: DECREASE
    increased adjective [only before noun]: increased demand / pressure / spending
    + noun [C, U] ~ (in sth) a rise in the amount, number or value of sth: an increase in spending / population + an increase of 2p in the pound on income tax + an increase of nearly 20% + a significant / substantial increase in sales + price / tax / wage increases + Homelessness is on the increase (= increasing).
    Antonym: DECREASE

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 grow, swell, enlarge, dilate, wax, expand, extend, distend, inflate, augment, snowball, enhance, heighten, raise, develop, multiply, burgeon or bourgeon, flourish, proliferate, spread, broaden, widen, lengthen:
    Since you left, my work has increased threefold.
    2 prolong, advance, further, improve, better, strengthen:
    The more lottery tickets you buy, the more you increase your chances of winning.
    3 growth, enlargement, expansion, extension, augmentation, enhancement, development, multiplication, proliferation, spread:
    The increase in scientific knowledge has been phenomenal.
    4 addition, increment, escalation, inflation, gain, rise, boost:
    Increases in costs are reflected in increases in prices.
    5 on the increase. waxing, developing, growing, expanding, increasing, escalating, on the rise, proliferating, spreading:
    Trade with the Far East will be on the increase next year.

    Collocation dictionary


    big, considerable, dramatic, enormous, exponential, huge, large, major, marked, massive, significant, substantial, vast | moderate, modest, small | apparent | rapid, sharp | gradual, steady | fivefold, tenfold, etc. | 10%, etc. | net, overall | across-the-board
    The pay rise represented an across-the-board increase of between 9% for the highest paid and 32% for the lowest paid worker.
    | annual, monthly, etc. | dividend, fare, pay, price, rent, salary, tax, temperature, wage


    experience, see, show
    Many parts of the country have experienced an increase in unemployment. This year saw an increase in the number of job applicants. Profits show a steady increase.
    | enjoy
    The country is enjoying the biggest increase in business confidence for years.
    | achieve
    We achieved a small increase in profits of £3,257.
    | bring (about), cause, lead to, result in
    Intensive farming has brought about an increase in outbreaks of food poisoning. The war resulted in a massive increase in government spending.
    | reflect, represent | entail, involve, mean
    The measures to improve the health service will involve an increase in government spending.
    | announce, report
    The company reported a 9.5% increase in third quarter losses.




    on the ~
    Burglaries in the area are on the increase.
    | ~ in
    There has been an increase in demand for two-bedroom flats.
    | ~ on/over
    The figures show a sharp increase on last year's turnover.
    | ~ to
    a dividend increase to 11.4 pence


    a rate of increase


    considerably, dramatically, enormously, greatly, significantly, substantially | slightly | gradually | rapidly, sharply, steeply | steadily | twofold, threefold, etc.
    Sales increased almost fourfold in this period.


    be expected to, be likely to
    Demand is expected to increase over the next decade.


    The budget has increased by more than a third in the last year.
    | from, in
    to increase in amount/number/price/size
    | to
    Last month the reward was increased from £20,000 to £40,000.
    | with
    Disability increases with age.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a quantity that is added
    +a change resulting in an increase
    +a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
    +the amount by which something increases
    +the act of increasing something
    +become bigger or greater in amount
    +make bigger or more