Analogies explanation 2: Increase / Decrease

An analogy based on increase / decrease exists if both relationships can be captured in a sentence such as: “A is a more intense form of B and C is a more intense form of D”.

Examples of these word pairs are: smart-genius, angry-furious, amusing-precious, etc.

This relationship must sometimes be understood broadly. For example, a violation can be a milder form of a crime.