Antonyms for increase


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb in-krees; noun in-krees
Phonetic Transcription : verb ɪnˈkris; noun ˈɪn kris


Définition increase

Origin :
  • early 14c., "become greater in size or number; to cause to grow, enlarge," from Anglo-French encress-, Old French encreiss-, present participle stem of encreistre, from Latin increscere "to increase, to grow upon, grow over, swell, grow into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Latin spelling restored 15c. Related: Increased; increasing.
  • noun addition, growth
  • verb add or grow
Example sentences :
  • Obstacles will only increase his eagerness and multiply his artifices.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • What, then, must be the population of the British empire if the increase in one city was at that rate?
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • To increase the attachment of our people to the Union, our laws should be just.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • By working shoulder to shoulder, together we can increase the bounty of all.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • If an increase of power was needed to secure this, they would not fail to ask it.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • What served to increase this, was the cannonade at the town.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • But the little I had apprehended was, after all, my real possession, and one I could increase.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The main question is as to the source from which an increase of life is to be obtained.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Yet, the disdain of the girl seemed only to increase momently.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • We cannot increase or diminish God's holiness by anything that we do.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump

Synonyms for increase

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