Antonyms for decrease

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb dih-krees; noun dee-krees, dih-krees
Phonetic Transcription : verb dɪˈkris; noun ˈdi kris, dɪˈkris

Definition of decrease

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Anglo-French decreiss-, present participle stem of decreistre, Old French descroistre (12c., Modern French décroître), from Latin decrescere "to grow less, diminish," from de- "away from" (see de-) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Related: Decreased; decreasing.
  • noun diminishing, lessening
  • verb grow less or make less
Example sentences :
  • The slow time passed, and there was no decrease of the fire.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Business will increase largely, and the ratio of expenses will decrease.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • This will not decrease his opinion of your sagacity and firmness.
  • Extract from : « Vivian Grey » by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • In my heart I did not believe that Cullingworth had taken alarm at so trifling a decrease.
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • This construction is used to decrease the weight of the battery.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • A decrease in temperature will, of course, cause an increase in resistance.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • The rest of the row is increased ten; and you must then decrease, as you did with the first color.
  • Extract from : « The Ladies' Work-Table Book » by Anonymous
  • There is no evidence of any change in their abundance, either increase or decrease.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey
  • The decrease of the population during this period must have been very rapid.
  • Extract from : « The Hawaiian Islands » by The Department of Foreign Affairs
  • The longer you delay the more you decrease your chances of surviving.
  • Extract from : « The Clock that Had no Hands » by Herbert Kaufman

Synonyms for decrease

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