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Something added or gained:
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  1. Something added or gained:
  2. (Mathematics) A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.
  3. The amount of increase
The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.
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  1. The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.
  2. A significant event, occurrence, or change:
  3. A significant event, occurrence, or change.
The act of becoming broader
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An increase:
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  1. An increase:
  2. An increase in amount, power, etc.
  3. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
A period of business prosperity, industrial expansion, etc.
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  1. A period of business prosperity, industrial expansion, etc.
  2. A barrier composed of a chain of floating logs enclosing other free-floating logs, typically used to catch floating debris or to obstruct passage.
  3. Swift, vigorous growth or development
A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
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  1. A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
  2. Printed matter set across a page, or across several columns, of a newspaper, magazine, etc.
  3. A position taken in two or more options or futures contracts in order to profit from a change in their relative prices.
A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
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  1. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  2. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
The process or result of working out or giving the full form of a contraction, equation, etc.
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  1. The process or result of working out or giving the full form of a contraction, equation, etc.
  2. An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
  3. A development or full treatment, as of a topic
The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
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  1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  2. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
  3. (Electronics) The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements.
The design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense
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  1. A bud or branch
  2. The act of budding or sprouting
  3. (By extension) a new growth or expansion of something
The state of being swollen.
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  1. The state of being swollen.
  2. An increasing or being increased in size, volume, etc.
  3. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.
(Mathematics) The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
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  1. (Mathematics) The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
  2. An adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum
  3. A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
A real property owner’s right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements. See also annexation.
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  1. A real property owner’s right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements. See also annexation.
  2. Increase by addition
  3. (Law) The addition to or increase in value of property by means of improvements or natural growth.
The doctrine that the Bill of Rights is applied to the states by inclusion in the Fourteenth Amendment right of due process.
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  1. The doctrine that the Bill of Rights is applied to the states by inclusion in the Fourteenth Amendment right of due process.
  2. The process of forming a business corporation.
In criminal law, the inclusion of a lesser offense within a more serious one, rather than charging it separately, which might cause double jeopardy.
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  1. In criminal law, the inclusion of a lesser offense within a more serious one, rather than charging it separately, which might cause double jeopardy.
  2. In contract law, the action of superceding all prior written or oral agreements on the same subject matter.
  3. In litigation, the doctrine that all of the plaintiff’s prior claims are superceded by the judgment in the case, which becomes the plaintiff’s sole means of recovering from the defendant.
The rate at which this increase occurs, expressed as a percentage over a period of time, usually a year.
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  1. The rate at which this increase occurs, expressed as a percentage over a period of time, usually a year.
  2. A persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or a persistent decline in the purchasing power of money.
  3. Condition resulting from this, characterized by a general increase in price levels, specif. an excessive or persistent increase, leading to a decline in purchasing power
A rise in value or price, especially over time.
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  1. A rise in value or price, especially over time.
  2. Awareness or delicate perception, especially of aesthetic qualities or values.
  3. The incremental increase in an asset’s value, usually because of inflation. Compare depreciation.
The act by which something is heightened or increased.
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  1. The act by which something is heightened or increased.
The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
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  1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
  2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
  3. (Computers) A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file:
The act of expanding or enlarging or the state of being expanded or enlarged:
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  1. The act of expanding or enlarging or the state of being expanded or enlarged:
  2. A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic:
  3. The condition of being abnormally expanded or enlarged, as of an organ, orifice, or tubular structure in the body.
The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
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  1. The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
  2. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  3. A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
The act or process of augmenting.
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  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. (Music) The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
  3. A thing that augments; addition; increase
An origin, beginning, or source:
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  1. An origin, beginning, or source:
  2. An advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.
  3. Occasion or opportunity:
A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
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  1. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
  2. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
  3. A rise in value or cost
(Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
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  1. (Electronics) An increase in signal strength when transmitted from one point to another: often expressed in decibels
  2. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  3. An increase; addition
The act or process of intensifying, or of making more intense.
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  1. The act or process of intensifying, or of making more intense.
The act of becoming deeper.
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  1. The act of becoming deeper.
A long wave on water that moves continuously without breaking.
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  1. A long wave on water that moves continuously without breaking.
  2. A rise in the land; a rounded elevation.
  3. (Music) A gradual increase in volume (crescendo), usually followed by a gradual decrease (decrescendo)
Matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc.
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  1. Matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc.
  2. A statement with such an addition.
  3. (Physics) The process of increasing the magnitude of a variable quantity, especially the magnitude of voltage, power, or current, without altering any other quality.
A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
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  1. A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
  2. (Math.) A sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from its predecessor by the same rule
  3. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
The result of building up:
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  1. The result of building up:
  2. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
  3. A gradual increase in amount, power, influence, etc.; expansion
A small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining.
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  1. A small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining.
  2. An increase, especially a small or incremental one:
  3. An increase or upturn; rise
The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
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  1. The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
  2. (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
  3. A change or addition that improves.
A long walk or march.
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  1. A long walk or march.
  2. An often abrupt increase or rise:
A sudden pronounced rise, as in price or salary.
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  1. A sudden pronounced rise, as in price or salary.
  2. A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
  3. A structure or course from which a jump is made:
A real property owner’s right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements. See also annexation.
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  1. A real property owner’s right to all that the property produces and to all that is artificially or naturally added to it, such as land reclaimed by the use of dams or the construction of buildings and other improvements. See also annexation.
  2. (Law) The addition to or increase in value of property by means of improvements or natural growth.
  3. The attainment of a dignity or rank:
(Astronomy) An increase in the mass of a celestial object by its gravitational capture of surrounding interstellar material.
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  1. (Astronomy) An increase in the mass of a celestial object by its gravitational capture of surrounding interstellar material.
  2. In property law, the gradual increase in land through natural processes; for example, the creation of land caused by the deposit of sediment on a shoreline of a river or ocean. The new land becomes the property of the owner of the property to which it is attached. See also alluvion, reliction, and avulsion.
  3. In succession law, the increase in an heir or legatee’s interest in property when a co-heir or co-legatee dies before the property vests, rejects his inheritance or legacy, fails to comply with a condition to be met before vesting, or otherwise becomes incapable of taking the property.
An increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
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  1. An increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
  2. The act of raising or increasing.
  3. An increase in amount
To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
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  1. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  2. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
  3. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To become larger; increase in size, extent, etc.; expand
  3. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
To add an augment to
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  1. To add an augment to
  2. To become augmented.
  3. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
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  1. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  2. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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  1. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
  2. To speak or write in detail (on or upon a subject)
  3. To become wider or larger; expand.
To make or become broad or broader.
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  1. To make or become broad or broader.
  2. To widen; expand
  3. (Intransitive) To become broad or broader.
To make or become wide or wider.
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  1. To make or become wide or wider.
  2. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
  3. To let out clothes to a larger size.
To strengthen; to confirm.
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  1. To strengthen; to confirm.
  2. To make or become more intense, intricate, or complex:
  3. (Intransitive) To become thicker (in the sense of wider).
To make or become deep or deeper
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  1. To make or become deep or deeper
To raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify.
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  1. To raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify.
  2. To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
  3. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
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  1. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
  2. To establish a basis for; found or ground:
  3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
To make or become longer.
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  1. To make or become longer.
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
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  1. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To make an addition to something.
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  1. To make an addition to something.
To cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree
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  1. To cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree
  2. (Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
  3. To grow in amount, number, or degree:
To increase in intensity, extent, or amount:
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  1. To increase in intensity, extent, or amount:
  2. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
  3. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
  1. To release.
  2. (Informal) Of sound, to emit.
  3. (Of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
To help the progress of; promote.
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  1. To help the progress of; promote.
  2. In addition; moreover
  3. To give aid to; promote
To increase the price of something between its wholesale and retail phase.
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  1. To increase the price of something between its wholesale and retail phase.
  2. To add coding to text so that it will display properly on a computer.
To make or become sharp or sharper
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  1. To make or become sharp or sharper
(Naut.) To cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
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  1. (Naut.) To cause (land, another ship, etc.) to seem to rise over the horizon by approaching it; come within sight of
  2. To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
  3. To bring about; provoke:
To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
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  1. To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
  2. To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness:
  3. To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
To produce amplification of:
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  1. To produce amplification of:
  2. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
  3. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
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  1. To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.
  2. To reward an experimental subject, for example with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
  3. To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
To provide a supplement to; add to, esp. so as to make up for a lack or deficiency
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  1. To provide a supplement to; add to, esp. so as to make up for a lack or deficiency
  2. To provide or form a supplement to.
To take or appropriate, esp. without asking
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  1. To take or appropriate, esp. without asking
  2. To add on or attach, as a smaller thing to a larger; append
  3. To add to as a condition, consequence, etc.
To stretch out
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  1. To stretch out
  2. To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
  3. (Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
To increase in size or volume as a result of internal pressure; expand.
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  1. To increase in size or volume as a result of internal pressure; expand.
  2. To increase within a person, as a feeling
  3. To become larger at a particular point; curve out; bulge; protrude; specif., to become distended from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in bodily tissue, as from infection or injury
(Bridge) To increase the point value or penalty of (an opponent's bid) by saying “double” when it is one's turn to bid
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  1. (Bridge) To increase the point value or penalty of (an opponent's bid) by saying “double” when it is one's turn to bid
  2. To serve as a double
  3. To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.
(Baseball) To advance (a runner) by hitting a triple
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  1. (Baseball) To advance (a runner) by hitting a triple
  2. To become three times as much or as many
  3. To make three times as great in number or amount.
To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
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  1. To extend one's muscles or limbs, as after prolonged sitting or on awakening.
  2. To cause (the body or limbs) to reach out to full length, as in yawning, relaxing, or reclining, or in preparing to exercise
  3. To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To become intense or more intense:
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  1. To become intense or more intense:
  2. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
  3. (Intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
To think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
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  1. To think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
  2. To give an exaggerated description or account
  3. To consider, represent, or cause to appear as larger, more important, or more extreme than is actually the case; overstate:
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
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  1. To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
  2. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
  3. (Zool.) To thrust out; extend
  1. To extend in space or length.
  2. To lengthen in duration; protract:
  3. To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
(Intransitive) To increase or become great.
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  1. (Intransitive) To increase or become great.
  2. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
  3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To turn backward, as on one's tracks
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  1. To turn backward, as on one's tracks
  2. (Bridge, backgammon) To double an opponent's doubling bid.
  3. To double, especially to double again; to increase considerably; to multiply; to intensify.
To increase; raise:
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  1. To increase; raise:
  2. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  3. To urge others to support; promote
(Idiomatic) To increase the speed of an engine, especially that of a stationary motor car
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  1. (Idiomatic) To increase the speed of an engine, especially that of a stationary motor car
To advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.; become rich, famous, successful, etc.
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  1. To advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.; become rich, famous, successful, etc.
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
To move forward; advance.
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  1. To move forward; advance.
  2. To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
  3. To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve
To come to have gradually; acquire:
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  1. To come to have gradually; acquire:
  2. To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
  3. To progress economically, socially, and politically from an underdeveloped condition
To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
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  1. To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
  2. To increase the scope of; extend:
  3. To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To produce amplification of:
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  1. To produce amplification of:
  2. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
  3. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
To become greater; increase
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  1. To become greater; increase
  2. To become augmented.
  3. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
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  1. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  2. To increase; raise:
  3. To urge others to support; promote
To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
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  1. To increase or strengthen by adding gradually to:
  2. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
  3. To establish a basis for; found or ground:
To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
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  1. To put forth buds, shoots, etc.; sprout
  2. To begin to grow or blossom.
  3. To grow or develop rapidly; expand; proliferate; flourish
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; grow or swell.
To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
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  1. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
  2. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
  3. To rise on or as on an escalator
(Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
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  1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  2. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
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  1. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
  2. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  3. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
To allow to grow
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  1. To allow to grow
  2. To cause to grow; raise:
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
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  1. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  2. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To go upward; rise:
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  1. To go upward; rise:
  2. To set in position for use:
  3. For the names of actual mountains, see the specific element of the name; for example, McKinley, Mount; Olives, Mount of; Blanc, Mont. Other geographic names beginning with Mount are entered under Mount; for example, Mount Vernon; Mount Desert Island.
(Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
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  1. (Math.) To find the product of by multiplication
  2. To cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree
  3. To grow in amount, number, or degree:
To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
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  1. To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
  2. To produce or create in profusion
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
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  1. To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
(Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
  2. (Idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly.
  3. (Cricket) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
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  1. To increase or accumulate rapidly and uncontrollably, like a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered hill
  2. To grow rapidly in significance, importance, or size:
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
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  1. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
  2. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
  3. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
To become larger at a particular point; curve out; bulge; protrude; specif., to become distended from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in bodily tissue, as from infection or injury
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  1. To become larger at a particular point; curve out; bulge; protrude; specif., to become distended from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in bodily tissue, as from infection or injury
  2. To grow in loudness or intensity:
  3. To rise or extend above the surrounding level, as clouds.
To surge up.
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  1. To surge up.
  2. (Intransitive) to surge up, or to become stronger or greater
Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
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  1. Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
  2. (--- Literary) To become; grow
  3. To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
(Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
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  1. (Idiomatic) to strengthen or reinforce; to add substance to
To cause to reproduce; raise, esp. by controlled mating
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  1. To cause to reproduce; raise, esp. by controlled mating
  2. To originate and develop:
  3. To cause to reproduce, especially by controlled mating and selection:
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
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  1. To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.
  2. To grow in amount, number, or degree:
  3. To cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree
(Intransitive) To reproduce.
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  1. (Intransitive) To reproduce.
  2. To produce offspring; reproduce.
  3. To produce or bring into existence
To produce or create in profusion
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  1. To produce or create in profusion
  2. To increase or spread at a rapid rate:
  3. To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To reproduce (itself); multiply
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  1. To reproduce (itself); multiply
  2. To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
  3. To breed (offspring).
To bring about or promote the reproduction of (plants or animals)
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  1. To bring about or promote the reproduction of (plants or animals)
  2. To produce by generation or propagation; bring forth one or more other individuals of (the kind or species) by sexual or asexual processes
  3. To produce offspring; bring forth others of its kind
To produce or give rise to:
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  1. To produce or give rise to:
  2. To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
  3. To plant with mycelia grown in specially prepared organic matter.
The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
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  1. The act of aggrandizing, or the state of being aggrandized or exalted in power, rank, honor, or wealth; exaltation; enlargement.
The result of such a process.
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  1. The result of such a process.
  2. Matter, details, etc. added to amplify a statement, report, etc.
  3. (Physics) The process of increasing the magnitude of a variable quantity, especially the magnitude of voltage, power, or current, without altering any other quality.
(Linguistics) The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
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  1. (Linguistics) The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
  2. (Obs.) An increase
  3. (Gram.) A prefixed vowel or a lengthening or diphthongization of the initial vowel to show past time in Greek and Sanskrit verbs
The act or process of augmenting.
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  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. A thing that augments; addition; increase
  3. (Music) The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
An increase:
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  1. An increase:
  2. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  3. An increase in amount, power, etc.
The result of building up:
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  1. The result of building up:
  2. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
  3. A gradual increase in amount, power, influence, etc.; expansion
An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
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  1. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
  2. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
The full extent of such increase
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  1. The full extent of such increase
  2. An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
  3. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
A long walk or march.
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  1. A long walk or march.
  2. An often abrupt increase or rise:
A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
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  1. A condition of nervousness. Often used with the.
  2. A structure or course from which a jump is made:
  3. A sudden rise, as in prices
Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
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  1. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  2. The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
  3. A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
(Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
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  1. (Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  2. (Uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
  3. (Uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
The act of raising or increasing.
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  1. The act of raising or increasing.
  2. An increase in amount
  3. An increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
(Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
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  1. (Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
  2. An origin, beginning, or source:
  3. Occasion or opportunity:
A long wave on water that moves continuously without breaking.
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  1. A long wave on water that moves continuously without breaking.
  2. (Music) A gradual increase in volume (crescendo), usually followed by a gradual decrease (decrescendo)
  3. A rise in the land; a rounded elevation.
A surge upward
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  1. A surge upward
  2. A sudden strong rise or flow
  3. A rapid or abrupt rise:
An upward swing or trend.
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  1. An upward swing or trend.
  2. (By extension) an upward trend or an increase in activity
  3. An increase, as in movement or business activity.
An upward turn, curve, or trend
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  1. An upward turn, curve, or trend
  2. An upward turn or trend, especially in business activity or profit
Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
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  1. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
  2. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
  3. A rise in value or cost
An increase:
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  1. An increase:
  2. A linear map from one reference frame to another in which each coordinate is increased or decreased by an independent constant or linear function. A boost corresponds to a shift of the entire coordinate system without any rotation of its axes.
  3. An increase in amount, power, etc.
A long walk or march.
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  1. A long walk or march.
  2. An often abrupt increase or rise:
Something added or gained:
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  1. Something added or gained:
  2. An increase, usually small, often one of a series
  3. (Mathematics) A small positive or negative change in the value of a variable.
A step or level:
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  1. A step or level:
  2. A structure or course from which a jump is made:
  3. A sudden rise, as in prices
The act of raising or increasing.
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  1. The act of raising or increasing.
  2. An increase in salary or wages, or in a bet
  3. An increase in amount
(Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
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  1. (Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
  2. An origin, beginning, or source:
  3. Occasion or opportunity:
One's line of descent; ancestry:
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  1. One's line of descent; ancestry:
  2. Upbringing or education, especially in proper social behavior.
  3. The propagation of animals or plants:
Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
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  1. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  2. A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
  3. Propagation of plants and animals; procreation.
(Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
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  1. (Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  2. (Uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
  3. (Uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.
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  1. Multiplication or increase, as by natural reproduction.
  2. (Physics) The act or process of propagating, especially the process by which a disturbance, such as the motion of electromagnetic or sound waves, is transmitted through a medium such as air or water.
  3. Reproduction or multiplication, as of a plant or animal
The act of making copies.
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  1. The act of making copies.
  2. Something reproduced, especially in the faithfulness of its resemblance to the form and elements of the original:
  3. The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind. &diamf3; The reproduction of organisms by the union of male and female reproductive cells (gametes) is called sexual reproduction. Many unicellular and most multicellular organisms reproduce sexually. &diamf3; Reproduction in which offspring are produced by a single parent, without the union of reproductive cells, is called asexual reproduction. The fission (splitting) of bacterial cells and the cells of multicellular organisms by mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction, as is the budding of yeast cells and the generation of clones by runners in plants. Many plants and fungi are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as are some animals, such as sponges and aphids.

Synonym Study

  • Multiply suggests increase in number, specif. by procreation rabbits multiply rapidly
  • Augment , a more formal word, generally implies increase by addition, often of something that is already of a considerable size, amount, etc. to augment one's income
  • Enlarge specifically implies a making or becoming greater in size, volume, extent, etc. to enlarge a house, a business, etc.
  • Increase , the general word in this list, means to make or become greater in size, amount, degree, etc. to increase one's weight, one's power, debts, etc.
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