Nouns (9)

step-up, increase
n. the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
increment, increase
n. the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
n. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
growth, increment, increase
n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
n. [the act of making or becoming greater in quantity]

Verbs (1)

v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

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Fuzzynyms (39)

uprising, rising, revolt, insurrection, rebellion
n. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
revitalisation, revivification, revitalization, resurgence, revival
n. bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture"
growth, outgrowth, emergence
n. the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
n. a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
n. a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
manna from heaven, gold rush, bunce, windfall, godsend, gravy, bonanza, boom
n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
n. the process of generating offspring
jump, leap
v. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
v. cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
coil, spiral, gyrate
v. to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
spiral, corkscrew
v. move in a spiral or zigzag course

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Antonyms (58)

step-down, reduction, diminution, decrease
n. the act of decreasing or reducing something
n. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
deduction, subtraction
n. the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
decrement, decrease
n. the amount by which something decreases
free fall, fall, dip, drop
n. a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
drop-off, lessening, decrease
n. a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
n. a wearing down to weaken or destroy; "a war of attrition"
tax deduction, tax write-off, deduction
n. a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
decrement, decrease
n. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
decrement, decrease
n. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
decline, decay
n. a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
n. the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
pare down, pare
v. decrease gradually or bit by bit
boil down, concentrate, reduce
v. cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
scale down, reduce
v. make smaller; "reduce an image"
reduce, shrink
v. reduce in size; reduce physically; "Hot water will shrink the sweater"; "Can you shrink this image?"
v. shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
slack, abate, slake
v. make less active or intense
turn down
v. take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
cut short, curtail, clip
v. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
lighten, relieve
v. alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
drop, flatten
v. lower the pitch of (musical notes)
minimise, minimize
v. make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"
v. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
minify, lessen, decrease
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
drop down, drop, sink
v. fall or descend to a lower place or level; "He sank to his knees"
n. [the act of making or becoming smaller in quantity]


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