What is the opposite of reduce?

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Opposite for to decrease in amount or degree
“It would be hazardous for your health if you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
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Opposite for to lower in length or size
“You can expand the size of the balloon by blowing into it.”
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Opposite for to summarize
“Could you elaborate on your talking points to provide more detail?”
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Opposite for to lower in duration
“We are going to leave if you prolong your arrival time any further.”
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Opposite for to bring to an undesirable state
“Keeping the ice cream in the freezer will prevent it from melting.”
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Opposite for to lower in volume
“Please amplify the volume as I am unable to hear anything.”
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Opposite for to lower in rank
“The firm would promote Joe to the role of executive director after his excellent performance.”
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Opposite for to lower in price
“We can strategically raise the price of a commodity by limiting market supply.”
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(cooking) Opposite for to thicken a liquid through heating
“Add enough water to dilute the mixture.”
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(of weight) Opposite for to get rid of
“I actually need to gain weight as I am already too skinny.”
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Opposite for to financially cripple
“The constant stream of revenue would grow the company for years to come.”
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Opposite for to forcibly impose obedience or servitude upon
“The benevolent administration would invigorate their citizens with a careful array of tax cuts and social benefits.”
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