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to increase something
(in the sense of someone doing it, you need subject AND object, so either "Ich erhöhe etwas" or "etwas erhöht sich")
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "zunehmen"

A quick look at the "zunehmen" and why it's the German translation for gaining weight.


zunehmen, abnehmen, die Zunahme

Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

curving upward, bulging, elevation

The only English member I could find mentioned is high, but if German sources are correct (DWDS.de on “hoch”), also words like to hop and heap would belong to this family.

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