UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈkriːsɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈkrisɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in krēsing)

From the verb increase: (⇒ conjugate)
increasing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [deal with, meet] the increasing demand (for)
  2. [combat, fight] increasing [crime, fraud]
  3. there [is, are] an increasing number of [cases, reports] of
  4. [rapidly, slowly] increasing numbers of
  5. there has been increasing awareness of
  6. has been increasing (political, public) pressure to
  7. has been an increasing use of
  8. increasing [emphasis, focus] is being placed on
  9. and its increasing complexity
  10. can't [handle, cope with] the increasing pressure
  11. [rapidly, gradually, steadily] increasing temperatures
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. increase [sales, profit]
  2. increase [production, efficiency]
  3. increase in [value, price, worth]
  4. (has) increased in popularity
  5. increase to [$1000]
  6. increased from [$500] to [$1000]
  7. increase by [more than, as much as, up to] [$1000]
  8. has increased over time
  9. increase [sharply, exponentially]
  10. (has) increased [significantly, slightly, dramatically]
  11. greatly increased [in, since, over]
  12. increases with each [attempt, release, year]
  13. increase your [dose, medication]
  14. increase the [number, amount, rate, level] (of)
  15. increase the [size, weight]
  16. increase your [knowledge, understanding, awareness, ability]
  17. increasing your [share, presence, capacity]
  18. increase your [efforts, cooperation]
  19. increases the [risk, chances, likelihood] of
  20. increases your heart rate
  21. increase or [decrease, reduce]
  22. [spending, the amount] must be increased
  1. a [tax, price] increase
  2. an increase in [taxes]
  3. a [significant, minor, vast] increase
  4. a net increase of
  5. experienced an increase in
  6. would like to see an increase in
  7. an increase in [popularity, blood pressure, sales, cost, quality]
  8. an increase or decrease in
  9. increase of (about) [$40]
  10. an increase by percentage
  11. caused an increase in
  12. [experienced, posted, saw] an increase of (4 percent)
  13. [turnover, attendance] saw an increase of
  14. her [popularity] is on the increase
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