- an act of becoming largerExamplesThere have been several increases in tax or tax increases in the last few years. • There is an automatic 5 per cent increase in price or price increase on January 1st. • Profits showed a 10 per cent increase or an increase of 10 per cent on last year.
- a higher salaryExamplesincrease in pay or pay increase • The government hopes to hold salary increases to 3 per cent.Usageshe had two increases last yearher salary went up twice
- to grow bigger or higherExamplesProfits have increased faster than the increase in the rate of inflation. • Exports to Africa have increased by more than 25 per cent. • The price of oil has increased twice in the past week.Usageto increase in priceto cost moreUsageto increase in size or valueto become larger or more valuable
- to make something bigger or higherUsagethe company increased her salary to £50,000the company gave her a rise in salary to £50,000