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 (かいしゃ)世間的 (せけんてき)信用 (しんよう)来年 (らいねん)株式公開 (かぶしきこうかい) ()ことだろう。
    sono kaisha no seken teki na shin'yō wa rainen no kabushiki kōkai de masu koto darō.
    The public confidence in the company will increase with an IPO in the coming year.
  2. (river, flood, etc.) to rise
    昨晩 (さくばん)からのひどい (あめ) (かわ) (みず)かさが ()している。
    sakuban kara no hidoi ame de kawa no mizukasa ga mashite iru.
    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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