増す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 5

Etymology[edit]

From native Japanese ます (to increase) involving corresponding Chinese character .

Verb[edit]

増す (godan conjugation, hiragana ます, romaji masu)

  1. to increase
    その会社の世間的な信用は来年の株式公開で増すことだろう。
    The public confidence in the company will increase with an IPO in the coming year.
  2. (river, flood, etc.) to rise
    昨晩からのひどい雨で川の水かさが増している。
    The river has risen due to heavy rain since last night.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Slightly more literary than the synonym 増える.

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