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To become more or greater. Also: In math, to repeat a certain figure a certain number of times.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To become more or greater. Also: In math, to repeat a certain figure a certain number of times. Used as an adverb, listen here, it means: In several or many ways.

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  • Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
  • multiply 10 by 15
  • He managed to multiply his profits
  • They were multiply checked for errors
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