## Definitions and Examples of double, increase, multiply

Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!

### double

To multiply by two; to make twice as much in quantity, size, or value.

Example

She decided to **double** the recipe to have enough food for everyone.

To make something larger in quantity, size, or value.

Example

The company plans to **increase** its profits by launching new products.

To increase in number or quantity by reproducing or adding.

Example

He wants to **multiply** his savings by investing in stocks.

## Key Differences: double vs increase vs multiply

- 1
**Double**means to make something twice as much, while**increase**means to make something larger in quantity, size, or value. - 2
**Multiply**implies an increase in number or quantity by reproducing or adding, while**halve**means to reduce something by half.

## Effective Usage of double, increase, multiply

- 1Mathematics: Use
**double**and**multiply**when solving mathematical problems that involve multiplication. - 2Business: Use
**increase**to describe growth in sales, profits, or market share. - 3Cooking: Use
**double**to adjust the quantity of ingredients in a recipe.

Remember this!

The antonyms of **halve** are **double**, **increase**, and **multiply**. These words convey the opposite meaning of reducing something by half and imply an increase in quantity, size, or value. Use them in mathematics, business, cooking, and other contexts where the concept of increase is relevant.