Increase – Synonyms

04.03.23 Synonyms Time to read: 1min

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The word “increase” is commonly used as a verb or noun in academic writing and indicates something becoming larger in amount or size.

However, more synonyms will be listed in this article.

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“Increase” – General synonyms

The following illustrates synonyms of the word “increase” that are used in general as well as in academic writing.

  • Advance
  • Broaden
  • Boost
  • Build up
  • Develop
  • Enhance
  • Enlarge
  • Escalate
  • Expand
  • Extent
  • Grow
  • Raise
  • Rise
  • Step up
  • Widen
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“Increase” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “increase” is often used as a verb or noun to express a growth or enlargement of something e.g. in the result section.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “increase” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Increase” Synonyms Examples
Boost 43% of the participants showed an increase in their energy levels.
43% of the participants showed a boost in their energy levels.
Expand This statement increased his world view.
This statement expanded his world view.
Grow The calculations expressed a consistent increase in the height of the plants.
The calculations expressed a consistent growth in the height of the plants.
Rise As a result, the curve of the graph increases continuously.
As a result, the curve of the graph rises continuously.
Escalate He increased the speed immensely.
He escalated the speed immensely.


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