What is the opposite of lessening?

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Adjective
Opposite of that falls or fall
Adjective
Opposite of that lessens the seriousness of something by providing an excuse
Adjective
Opposite of decreasing
Noun
Opposite of reduction or decrease
Noun
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
Opposite of a decline or lessening, especially in strength or quality
Noun
Opposite of an easing of intensity or severity
Noun
Opposite of the act of disparaging or belittling
“He added that the film was destined to become an unanimated classic, high praise which visibly humbled the director.”
Noun
Opposite of the process of becoming narrow
Noun
Opposite of a statement or assertion that makes another less absolute
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
“This plan package has curbed the sharp decline of the economy, steadied investor and consumer confidence, and promoted the stable recovery of the economy.”
Verb
Opposite of in a period of decrease or decline
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make less
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