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**1 ** **a ** [no object] : to increase greatly in number or amount : to become much more numerous ** b ** [+ object] : to cause (something) to increase greatly in number or amount **2 ** [no object] : to increase in number by reproducing **3 ** mathematics : to add a number to itself a certain number of times

multiplies; multiplied; multiplying

multiplies; multiplied; multiplying

Learner's definition of MULTIPLY

- Complaints about the new procedure soon
*multiplied*. - Her responsibilities
*multiplied*when she was promoted.

- Her responsibilities were
*multiplied*by the promotion.

- The bacteria
*multiply*rapidly in warm, moist conditions.

[+ object]

- If you
*multiply*5 by 2 you get 10. = If you*multiply*5 and 2 (together) you get 10. = 5*multiplied*by 2 equals 10.

[no object]

- The teacher taught the children how to add, subtract,
*multiply*, and divide.

— compare divide

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