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1‘gas demand is likely to increase’
grow, get bigger, get larger, become greater, enlarge, expand, swell
rise, climb, escalate, soar, surge, rocket, shoot up, spiral
improve, intensify, strengthen
heighten, lengthen, extend, stretch, spread, widen
multiply, snowball, mushroom, proliferate, balloon, build up, mount up, pile up, accrue, accumulate
2‘higher expectations will increase user demand’
add to, make larger, make bigger, make greater, augment, supplement, top up, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, elevate, swell, inflate
magnify, intensify, strengthen, amplify, heighten, escalate
improve, make better, boost, ameliorate, enhance, enrich, upgrade
worsen, make worse, exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, compound, reinforce
informal up, jack up, hike up, hike, bump up, crank up, step up
1‘the increase in size’
growth, rise, enlargement, expansion, extension, multiplication, elevation, swelling, inflation
increment, addition, augmentation
magnification, intensification, strengthening, amplification, stepping up, step up, heightening
climb, escalation, surge, upsurge, upswing, spiral
improvement, boost, amelioration, enhancement, upgrade, upturn
worsening, exacerbation, aggravation
development, advance, boom, spurt, snowballing, mushrooming
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