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1. increase

verb. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] become bigger or greater in amount.

Synonyms

  • explode
  • irrupt
  • widen
  • gather
  • accrue
  • shoot up
  • wax
  • pullulate
  • intensify
  • cumulate
  • pyramid
  • climb
  • rise
  • revalue
  • accumulate
  • pile up
  • full
  • deepen
  • spike
  • broaden
  • apprize
  • snowball
  • change magnitude
  • heighten
  • grow
  • appreciate
  • add
  • amass
  • crescendo
  • swell
  • conglomerate
  • compound
  • gain
  • mount
  • apprise

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • narrow
  • decrescendo
  • depreciate
  • take away

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2. increase

verb. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] make bigger or more.

Synonyms

  • rev up
  • blow up
  • up
  • work up
  • rev
  • alter
  • augment
  • regenerate
  • widen
  • intensify
  • supercharge
  • maximize
  • extend
  • boost
  • expand
  • change
  • lengthen
  • escalate
  • build
  • inflate
  • broaden
  • build up
  • enlarge
  • amplify
  • magnify
  • heighten
  • ramp up
  • kite
  • manifold
  • multiply
  • raise
  • stretch
  • modify
  • rise
  • step up
  • advance

Antonyms

  • de-escalate
  • reduce
  • minimize
  • minimise
  • shorten

3. increase

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] a quantity that is added.

Synonyms

  • addition
  • indefinite quantity
  • accretion

Antonyms

  • falling
  • asleep
  • unfinished
  • malfunctioning

4. increase

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] a change resulting in an increase.

Synonyms

  • leap
  • jump
  • augmentation
  • explosion
  • waxing
  • runup
  • change
  • modification
  • concentration
  • run-up

Antonyms

  • waning
  • low
  • downwards
  • downwardly

5. increase

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important.

Synonyms

  • growth
  • widening
  • pullulation
  • proliferation
  • multiplication
  • broadening
  • accession
  • process
  • physical process
  • accumulation
  • accretion
  • relaxation
  • population growth

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • nonproliferation
  • decrement
  • non-proliferation

6. increase

noun. ['ˌɪnˈkriːs, ˈɪnˌkriːs'] the amount by which something increases.

Synonyms

  • supplementation
  • cost increase
  • tax-increase
  • price increase
  • wage increase
  • amplification
  • hike
  • supplement
  • tax hike
  • boost
  • increment
  • fare increase
  • amount
  • salary increase
  • raise
  • gain
  • tax boost
  • wage hike
  • rise

Antonyms

  • understate
  • deflate
  • descending
  • down

7. cost

noun. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor.

Synonyms

  • capital expenditure
  • borrowing cost
  • damage
  • outlay
  • cost overrun
  • replacement cost
  • spending
  • terms
  • ransom money
  • marketing cost
  • outgo
  • unit cost
  • portage
  • expense
  • disbursal
  • price
  • expenditure
  • ransom
  • distribution cost
  • opportunity cost
  • payment
  • production cost
  • disbursement
  • cost of living
  • charge
  • reproduction cost
  • physical value
  • handling charge

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • calm
  • overcharge
  • discharge

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. cost

verb. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] be priced at.

Synonyms

  • knock back
  • be
  • put back

Antonyms

  • arise
  • pay cash
  • importance
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. cost

verb. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice.

Synonyms

  • necessitate
  • demand
  • ask
  • require
  • need
  • involve
  • postulate
  • take

Antonyms

  • unburden
  • empty
  • negative charge
  • positive charge

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. cost

noun. ['ˈkɑːst, ˈkɔst'] the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold).

Synonyms

  • value
  • assessment
  • monetary value
  • average cost
  • marginal cost
  • incremental cost
  • expensiveness
  • price
  • inexpensiveness

Antonyms

  • inexpensiveness
  • stay
  • appreciate
  • mark down

Etymology

  • cost (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • costen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • coster (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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