I want to read tenfold faster than now = I want to read ten times faster than now


Can I use the word 'tenfold' in this way?

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I suppose you can, but if you check tenfold examples you will see most examples involve increase/decrease or rise/fall (change words rather than static state ones).

For your example, I would stay with "ten times" Using tenfold this might be better:

I want to realize a tenfold increase in my reading speed.

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    I want a tenfold increase in my reading speed. Not realize.
    – Lambie
    Jul 5, 2017 at 19:24
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    @Lambie I'm not sure I understand the objection. The second definition pulled up by Google for "realize" is "cause (something desired or anticipated) to happen." user3169's use of the word here seems completely natural to me. Jul 5, 2017 at 19:32

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