What are some opposite words for increase?

Antonyms for increase
ɪnˈkris; ˈɪn kris

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term increase.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. addition, increase, gain(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"

    Antonyms:
    lessening, diminution, decrement, drop-off, reduction, decrease, step-down, diminish, lessen, fall, minify

    Synonyms:
    add-on, profit, improver, summation, amplification, growth, increment, addition, accession, step-up, plus, gain

  2. increase(noun)

    a change resulting in an increase

    "the increase is scheduled for next month"

    Antonyms:
    decrease, decrement, reduction, step-down, lessening, diminution, drop-off, lessen, fall, minify, diminish

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

  3. increase, increment, growth(noun)

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

    "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"

    Antonyms:
    drop-off, decrease, reduction, decrement, step-down, lessening, diminution, diminish, fall, lessen, minify

    Synonyms:
    ontogenesis, gain, growth, emergence, growing, addition, ontogeny, development, maturation, increment, outgrowth, step-up

  4. increase, increment(noun)

    the amount by which something increases

    "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

    Antonyms:
    decrease, decrement, reduction, diminution, step-down, drop-off, lessening, diminish, fall, lessen, minify

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

  5. increase, step-up(verb)

    the act of increasing something

    "he gave me an increase in salary"

    Antonyms:
    lessening, decrease, step-down, decrement, diminution, reduction, drop-off, fall, minify, lessen, diminish

    Synonyms:
    addition, increment, gain, step-up, growth

  6. increase(verb)

    become bigger or greater in amount

    "The amount of work increased"

    Antonyms:
    decrement, diminution, step-down, decrease, reduction, lessening, drop-off, lessen, fall, minify, diminish

  7. increase(verb)

    make bigger or more

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

    Antonyms:
    step-down, drop-off, decrement, decrease, diminution, lessening, reduction, minify, lessen, fall, diminish

Wiktionary

  1. increase(verb)

    to become larger.

    Synonyms:
    raise, gain, rise, increment, soar, go up, up, shoot up, grow

    Antonyms:
    fall, decrement, lowering, drop, loss, shrinkage, cut, reduction, decrease, shrink, plummet, sink, reduce, go down, lower, plunge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. increase

    To add is to increase by adjoining or uniting: in distinction from multiply, which is to increase by repeating. To augment a thing is to increase it by any means, but this word is seldom used directly of material objects; we do not augment a house, a farm, a nation, etc. We may enlarge a house, a farm, or an empire, extend influence or dominion, augment riches, power or influence, attach or annex a building to one that it adjoins or papers to the document they refer to, annex a clause or a codicil, affix a seal or a signature, annex a territory, attach a condition to a promise. A speaker may amplify a discourse by a fuller treatment throughout than was originally planned, or he may append or subjoin certain remarks without change of what has gone before. We cast up or sum up an account, though add up and make up are now more usual expressions.

    Antonyms:
    abstract, deduct, diminish, dissever, lessen, reduce, remove, subtract, withdraw

    Synonyms:
    add, adjoin, affix, amplify, annex, append, attach, augment, cast up, enlarge, extend, join on, make up, subjoin, sum up

    Preposition:
    Other items are to be added to the account.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. increase(v)

    Synonyms:
    advance, heighten, dilutenhance, aggregate, pile up, raise, magnify, spread

  2. increase(n)

    Synonyms:
    acception, growth, extension

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. increase(n)

    Synonyms:
    augmentation, accretion, increment, accession, amplification, addition, accrument

  2. increase(v)

    Synonyms:
    augment, advance, enlarge, multiply, be prolific, wax, aggravate, enhance, extend, augment, intensify, exacerbate, amplify, magnify, heighten, accelerate

Editors Contribution

  1. deleverage

    deleverage (verb)= means the process or practice of reducing the level of one's debts by rapidly selling one's assets

    Submitted by anonymous on November 17, 2019  

How to use increase in a sentence?

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    At a time when nearly 14% of Americans do not have a full-time job and when the middle class is working longer hours for lower wages, I oppose a massive increase in temporary guest worker programs that will allow large corporations to import hundreds of thousands of blue-collar and white-collar workers from overseas.

  2. Kazuhiro Harada:

    Other Japanese electric arc furnace steelmakers are likely to follow Tokyo Steel's step to mirror a jump in steel scrap prices, i expect the steel market will remain on an upward trend for a while and Japan's bigger blast furnace makers will also increase prices.

  3. Caryn Lerman:

    Our laboratory at Penn has been focused for many years on understanding why it is so hard for people to change habits and behaviors that they know may increase their risk for certain diseases.

  4. Hugh Wynne:

    We expect coal-to-gas switching to drive an increase in utility gas burn in 2015 of about 1.8 bcfd.

  5. Neil Atkinson:

    Amongst the group of countries (participating in the meeting) that we're aware of, only Saudi Arabia has any ability to increase its production, so a freeze on production is perhaps rather meaningless. It's more some kind of gesture which perhaps is aimed ... to build confidence that there will be stability in oil prices.

How to pronounce increase?

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How to say increase in sign language?

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