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English adverb: multiply

1. multiply in several ways; in a multiple manner


SamplesThey were multiply checked for errors.


Antonymssingly


English verb: multiply

1. multiply (cognition) combine by multiplication


SamplesMultiply 10 by 15.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out


Narrower (hyponym)cube, raise, square


Domain categoryarithmetic


Antonymsfraction, divide

2. multiply (change) combine or increase by multiplication


SamplesHe managed to multiply his profits.


ExamplesThey multiply their earnings this year, Their earnings multiply this year


Synonymsmanifold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)double, duplicate, proliferate, quadruple, quintuple, treble, triple

3. multiply (body) have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)


SamplesPandas rarely breed in captivity.
These bacteria reproduce.


Synonymsbreed


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)pullulate

4. multiply (body) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant


SamplesThe Bible tells people to procreate.


Synonymsprocreate, reproduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)breed, brood, cover, fructify, hatch, incubate, multiply, propagate, set


Domain categorybiological science, biology









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