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**multiply**mul‧ti‧ply [ˈmʌltplaɪ] verb**multiplied**_{PTandPP}[intransitive, transitive]**1.**to increase greatly or to make something increase greatly:**• Program-length commercials are multiplying nationwide.****• This year we hope to multiply exports to about $1.7 million.****2.**to add a number to itself a particular number of times:**multiply something by something****• Multiply your salary by three to get your maximum loan.*** * *

**multiply**__UK____US__/ˈmʌltɪplaɪ/__verb__[__I__or__T__]**►**to increase a lot in number or to make something do this: »»Lawsuits against big drugs companies have multiplied in recent years.

According to Peruvian authorities, chemical fertilizers are multiplying coca leaf production by up to 1,000% per hectare.

**►**if you multiply a number, you add another number to it a particular number of times:**multiply sth by 6/50/120, etc.**»Multiply your income by 3 to get a rough idea of what size of mortgage you can apply for.

**be multiplied by 6/50/120, etc.**»»The total figure must be multiplied by 75% to produce the amount paid out to investors.

They learn how to add, subtract, divide, and multiply.

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**Multiply**— Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Multiply**— Mul ti*ply, v. i. 1. To become greater in number; to become numerous. [1913 Webster] When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. Gen. vi. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. To increase in extent and influence; to… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**Multiply**— est un album de Jamie Lidell produit par Warp Records. Cet album a des sonorités soul et funk, ce qui est assez inhabituel pour Warp records qui produit surtout des albums de musique électronique. Il y a des invités sur cet album comme Gonzales… … Wikipédia en Français**multiply**— Ⅰ. multiply [1] ► VERB (multiplies, multiplied) 1) obtain from (a number) another which contains the first number a specified number of times. 2) increase in number or quantity. 3) increase in number by reproducing. ORIGIN Latin multiplicare … English terms dictionary**multiply**— index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), bear (yield), compound, enlarge, expand … Law dictionary**multiply**— (v.) mid 12c., multeplier, to cause to become many, from O.Fr. multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich, from L. multiplicare to increase, from multiplex (gen. multiplicis) having many folds, many times… … Etymology dictionary**multiply**— *increase, augment, enlarge Analogous words: propagate, reproduce, breed, *generate: expand, spread, stretch (see corresponding nouns at EXPANSE) Contrasted words: *decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce, abate … New Dictionary of Synonyms**multiply**— [v] increase; reproduce accumulate, add, aggrandize, aggregate, augment, boost, breed, build up, compound, cube, double, enlarge, expand, extend, generate, heighten, magnify, manifold, mount, populate, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate,… … New thesaurus**multiply**— multiply1 [mul′tə plī΄] vt. multiplied, multiplying [ME multiplien < OFr multiplier < L multiplicare < multiplex,MULTIPLE] 1. to cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree 2. Math. to find the product of by multiplication vi … English World dictionary**multiply */**— UK [ˈmʌltɪplaɪ] / US [ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ] verb Word forms multiply : present tense I/you/we/they multiply he/she/it multiplies present participle multiplying past tense multiplied past participle multiplied 1) [intransitive] to increase by a large… … English dictionary