Antonyms of noun decrease

4 senses of decrease

Sense 1
decrease, lessening, drop-off -- (a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales")
       Antonym of increase (Sense 2)
      => increase -- (a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month")

Sense 2
decrease, decrement -- (a process of becoming smaller or shorter)
       Antonym of increase (Sense 3)
      => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 3
decrease, decrement -- (the amount by which something decreases)
       Antonym of increase (Sense 4)
      => increase, increment -- (the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare")

Sense 4
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)
       Antonym of increase (Sense 5)
      => increase, step-up -- (the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun decrease

4 senses of decrease

Sense 1
decrease, lessening, drop-off -- (a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales")
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 2
decrease, decrement -- (a process of becoming smaller or shorter)
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

Sense 3
decrease, decrement -- (the amount by which something decreases)
       => amount -- (the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion; "an adequate amount of food for four people")

Sense 4
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)
       => change of magnitude -- (the act of changing the amount or size of something)

Antonyms of verb decrease

2 senses of decrease

Sense 1
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")
       Antonym of increase (Sense 1)
      => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 2
decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")
       Antonym of increase (Sense 2)
      => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decrease

2 senses of decrease

Sense 1
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")
       => change magnitude -- (change in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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