increase verb

ADV. considerably, dramatically, enormously, greatly, significantly, substantially | slightly | gradually | rapidly, sharply, steeply | steadily | twofold, threefold, etc. Sales increased almost fourfold in this period.

VERB + INCREASE be expected to, be likely to Demand is expected to increase over the next decade.

PREP. by The budget has increased by more than a third in the last year. | from, in to increase in amount/number/price/size | to Last month the reward was increased from £20,000 to £40,000. | with Disability increases with age.