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aumentar in English:

1. raise raise

raise questiones
If you raise an eyebrow, it can mean "I want to have sex with you", but also "I find that what you just said is completely idiotic."
The first question we must raise is whether a cultural barrier existed between those groups.
To raise one's name in later generations and thereby glorify one's parents, this is the greatest expression of filial piety.
In the first section of this review I raise the question of how brain processes cause our conscious experiences.
The aim of our first appeal this year is to raise at least Ł50,000 for the young research centre into neuroendocrine tumours.
Some psychologists raise doubts about Pepperberg's research.
A year of record earnings for investment banks has done little to raise hopes. Treating obesity would cost too much and would substantially raise health care premiums.
While long-term credit banks are authorized by law to issue bonds to raise fund, they are not allowed to take deposits the way ordinary banks are.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.
When the tip was a lone dime thrown into a glass, the waitress would raise the glass while hastily preparing the table for the next customer. She would then spill the water and that would be it.
Even the periodical pay raise could not keep abreast of higher living costs.
Today's agenda concerns the re-election of the student council. If anybody wishes to stand as a candidate, please raise your hand.
B2 to collect money from other people: They're raising money for charity. raise your voice ​ to speak loudly and angrily to someone

English word "aumentar"(raise) occurs in sets:

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2. increase increase

The prices increased.
Although an increase of unmarried mothers is needed in order to escape the declining birth rate for some reason public opinion in Japan is avoiding this argument.
The report from the National Development and Reform Committee says that the advance in rural high-speed telecommunication infrastructure is the main reason for the increase in Internet users.
Translating sentences one by one is too slow for you? You want to increase your rank in Tatoeba, or the rank of your language, at the speed of light? So this is for you!
It's just if we have it every day we're bound to get fed up with it. I must increase the variety of my cooking.
Yesterday my brother went to Fukushima to help the inhabitants. I'm afraid that the radiation will increase.
This may be because of a change in people's attitude toward marriage and the sharp increase of fast food restaurants and convenience stores which are open 24 hours a day and enable young people to live more easily.
When I reached the hall right away the person in charge unrelentingly said things like "This painting is certain to increase in value in the future," and I went and signed the contract.
In China, there is a large number of characters, so the goal of the character simplification was to replace the complex traditional characters with easy to remember simplified characters and increase the literacy rate.
The Chinese government has spent a lot of money on research into successful panda breeding in order to increase their birth rate.
This extraordinary increase is explained by the speedy economic unification which took place during the same period.
Our firm is a giant one, and there are some rules and regulations, which should be revised or rescinded to reduce red tape and increase efficiency.
increase by - wzrasta o. Exports of computers have increased by 15% since January. / increase in: The club has been increasing in popularity. / increase with: The chances of having twins increase with a mother’s age. / → Opposite - decrease
Apart from gold; customers may ask for their avatar’s skill level to increase; or for a virtual magic sword.

English word "aumentar"(increase) occurs in sets:

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3. heighten heighten

An educational effort to heighten awareness about global warming is currently underway.
Tension has heightened after last week's terrorist attack.
The case has heightened public awareness of the problem of sexual harassment.
heighten your engagement
Increased levels of fat in the diet could heighten the risk of cancer.
The risk is heightened for injectable drugs
The strong police presence only heightened the tension among the crowd.
[often passive] The book's success was heightened by the scandal.

English word "aumentar"(heighten) occurs in sets:

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4. augment augment

People striving to augment their welth.
But Sex Box, with its ridiculous guinea pigs screwing conceit, will only augment our cultural hang-ups about sex.
The money augmented his fortune
And so, knowledge from the past, mixed up with assumptions about that knowledge, which may be more or less appropriate, is used to augment information provided by the senses.

English word "aumentar"(augment) occurs in sets:

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