Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
2. Comparative Quantity
Changes in Quantity

35. Increase.

   NOUN:INCREASE, augmentation, increasement [rare], addition, enlargement, extension; dilatation (expansion) [See Expansion]; increment, accretion; accession [See Addition]; development, growth; aggrandizement, accumulation, reënforcement, redoubling, intensification, inflation, enhancement, aggravation; rise; ascent [See Ascent]; exaggeration, exacerbation; spread (dispersion) [See Nonassemblage. Dispersion]; flood tide, spring tide.
  GAIN, produce, product, profit, gettings [archaic], advantage, booty, plunder, superlucration [rare], clean-up [U. S.].
   VERB:INCREASE, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate (expand) [See Expansion]; grow, wax, get ahead, gain strength; advance; run up, shoot up; rise; swell, mount, ascend [See Ascent]; sprout [See Expansion].
  AGGRANDIZE; raise, exalt; deepen, heighten, lengthen, greaten [archaic], thicken; eke [archaic], inflate; strengthen, intensify, enhance, magnify, redouble, double, triple, &c.; aggravate, exaggerate; exasperate, exacerbate; add fuel to the flame, oleum addere camino [L.]; superadd (add) [See Addition]; spread (disperse) [See Nonassemblage. Dispersion].
   ADJECTIVE:INCREASED &c. v.; on the increase, undiminished; additional (added) [See Addition].
  INCREASING, growing, crescent, crescive [rare], lengthening, multiplying, intensifying, intensive, intensitive [rare], incretionary [rare]; crescendo.
   ADVERB:crescendo, increasingly.
  1. Vires acquirit eundo.—Vergil
  2. They go from strength to strength.—Bible