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Decrease vs. Increase

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Decreaseverb

(intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.

Increaseverb

(intransitive) (of a quantity, etc.) To become larger or greater.

‘His rage only increased when I told him of the lost money.’;

Decreaseverb

(transitive) To make (a quantity) smaller.

Increaseverb

(transitive) To make (a quantity, etc.) larger.

Decreasenoun

An amount by which a quantity is decreased.

‘One research team has recorded Baishui’s decrease at about 27 meters per year over the last 10 years. File:One research team has recorded Baishui’s decrease.ogg’;

Increaseverb

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

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Decreasenoun

(knitting) A reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch. See Decrease (knitting).

Increaseverb

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.

‘The Moon increases.’;

Decreaseverb

To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.

‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’; ‘The olive leaf, which certainly them toldThe flood decreased.’; ‘Crete's ample fields diminish to our eye;Before the Boreal blasts the vessels fly.’;

Increasenoun

An amount by which a quantity is increased.

Decreaseverb

To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.

‘That might decrease their present store.’;

Increasenoun

For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger

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Decreasenoun

A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.

Increasenoun

(knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).

Decreasenoun

The wane of the moon.

Increaseverb

To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.

‘The waters increased and bare up the ark.’; ‘He must increase, but I must decrease.’; ‘The heavens forbidBut that our loves and comforts should increase,Even as our days do grow!’;

Decreasenoun

a change downward;

‘there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided’; ‘there was a sharp drop-off in sales’;

Increaseverb

To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.

‘Fishes are more numerous or increasing than beasts or birds, as appears by their numerous spawn.’;

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Decreasenoun

a process of becoming smaller or shorter

Increaseverb

To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.

Decreasenoun

the amount by which something decreases

Increaseverb

To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.

‘I will increase the famine.’; ‘Make denialsIncrease your services.’;

Decreasenoun

the act of decreasing or reducing something

Increasenoun

Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.

‘As if increase of appetite had grownBy what it fed on.’; ‘For things of tender kind for pleasure madeShoot up with swift increase, and sudden are decay'd.’;

Decreaseverb

decrease in size, extent, or range;

‘The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester’; ‘The cabin pressure fell dramatically’; ‘her weight fall to under a hundred pounds’; ‘his voice fell to a whisper’;

Increasenoun

That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.

‘Take thou no usury of him, or increase.’; ‘Let them not live to taste this land's increase.’;

Decreaseverb

make smaller;

‘He decreased his staff’;

Increasenoun

Progeny; issue; offspring.

‘All the increase of thy house shall die in the flower of their age.’;

Increasenoun

Generation.

Increasenoun

The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.

‘Seeds, hair, nails, hedges, and herbs will grow soonest if set or cut in the increase of the moon.’;

Increasenoun

a quantity that is added;

‘there was an addition to property taxes this year’; ‘they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks’;

Increasenoun

a change resulting in an increase;

‘the increase is scheduled for next month’;

Increasenoun

a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;

‘the increase in unemployment’; ‘the growth of population’;

Increasenoun

the amount by which something increases;

‘they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare’;

Increasenoun

the act of increasing something;

‘he gave me an increase in salary’;

Increaseverb

become bigger or greater in amount;

‘The amount of work increased’;

Increaseverb

make bigger or more;

‘The boss finally increased her salary’; ‘The university increased the number of students it admitted’;

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