What is the opposite of reduce?

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Opposite of to decrease in amount or degree
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“It would be hazardous for your health if you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
Opposite of to lower in length or size
“You can expand the size of the balloon by blowing into it.”
Opposite of to summarize
“Could you elaborate on your talking points to provide more detail?”
Opposite of to lower in duration
“We are going to leave if you prolong your arrival time any further.”
Opposite of to bring to an undesirable state
“Keeping the ice cream in the freezer will prevent it from melting.”
Opposite of to lower in volume
“Please amplify the volume as I am unable to hear anything.”
Opposite of to lower in rank
“The firm would promote Joe to the role of executive director after his excellent performance.”
Opposite of to lower in price
“We can strategically raise the price of a commodity by limiting market supply.”
(cooking) Opposite of to thicken a liquid through heating
“Add enough water to dilute the mixture.”
(of weight) Opposite of to get rid of
“I actually need to gain weight as I am already too skinny.”
Opposite of to financially cripple
“The constant stream of revenue would grow the company for years to come.”
Opposite of to forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
“The benevolent administration would invigorate their citizens with a careful array of tax cuts and social benefits.”
Opposite of to allay or make less intense
Opposite of to defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
Opposite of to represent or estimate at less than the true value or importance
Opposite of to have a diminishing effect on
Opposite of to represent in a particular style
Opposite of to be frugal with or use sparingly
“The rich seldom admit that they waste money on frivolity, and rationalize conspicuous consumption as a necessary expenditure.”
Opposite of to allay a situation that has escalated
“The police would no doubt argue that provocative goal celebrations could incite crowd trouble.”
Opposite of to separate or cause to be separated into constituent parts or components
“You can use three bulldog clips to join the cables together at the rear of the second tree.”
Opposite of to become weaker or of poorer quality
“The reception appeared to progressively recover as we shifted the antenna to a different location.”
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