increase
noun.
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
Synonym: addition, gain
noun.
a change resulting in an increase
the increase is scheduled for next month
noun.
a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
the increase in unemployment|the growth of population
Synonym: growth, increment
noun.
the amount by which something increases
they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare
Synonym: increment
noun.
the act of increasing something
he gave me an increase in salary
Synonym: step-up
verb.
become bigger or greater in amount
The amount of work increased
verb.
make bigger or more
The boss finally increased her salary|The university increased the number of students it admitted
Antonym: decrease