# multiply

multiplied; multiplying; multiplies

When you multiply two numbers, you increase the first by the same number that's specified by the second. In other words, when you multiply two by three, you add together three twos.

When you're doing simple math problems, you can multiply by memorizing lists of times tables — or you can add one number as many times as the second number: four times two is the same as two fours, or eight. Another way to multiply is simply to increase or expand greatly: "If the diner starts serving homemade pie, their profits will multiply." The Latin root is multiplicare, "to increase," from multiplex, "having many folds."

Definitions of multiply
1. verb
combine by multiplication
multiply 10 by 15”
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Antonyms:
divide, fraction
perform a division
types:
square
raise to the second power
cube
raise to the third power
raise
multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
type of:
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
make a mathematical calculation or computation
2. verb
combine or increase by multiplication
“He managed to multiply his profits”
synonyms: manifold
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double, duplicate
increase twofold
treble, triple
increase threefold
increase fourfold
quintuple
increase fivefold
proliferate
cause to grow or increase rapidly
redouble
double again
geminate
arrange or combine in pairs
type of:
increase
make bigger or more
3. verb
have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
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propagate
multiply through reproduction
fructify, set
bear fruit
breed
have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
brood, cover, hatch, incubate
sit on (eggs)
vegetate
propagate asexually
pullulate
breed freely and abundantly
type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become
4. verb
have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
synonyms: breed
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types:
pullulate
breed freely and abundantly
type of:
procreate, reproduce
have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant