multiply

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. increase, accrue; propagate proliferate; spread. See numeration, reproduction.Ant., divide.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To increase]
Syn. add, augment, double; see increase 1 .
2. [To bring forth young]
Syn. generate, produce, populate; see propagate 1 , reproduce 3 .
3. [To employ multiplication as an arithmetical process]
Syn. repeat, compound, aggregate, manifold, raise, square, cube, raise to a higher power, employ a function, calculate; see also increase 1 .
Ant. divide, decrease*, subtract.
See Synonym Study at increase .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. to add increase, compound, duplicate, triple, quadruple, burgeon, proliferate, grow, spread, mushroom.
2. produce offspring propagate, procreate, generate, breed. see reproduce
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make or become greater or larger: aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build, build up, burgeon, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, grow, increase, magnify, mount, proliferate, rise, run up, snowball, soar, swell, upsurge, wax. Informal: beef up. See INCREASE. 2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind: breed, increase, procreate, proliferate, propagate, reproduce, spawn. See REPRODUCTION.

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