multiply

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
    quadruple
    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
    synonyms: procreate, reproduce
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    propagate
    multiply sexually or asexually
    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
  5. adverb
    in several ways; in a multiple manner
    “they were multiply checked for errors”
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    Antonyms:
    singly
    one by one; one at a time
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