Definition of Augment

1. Verb. Enlarge or increase. "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"

Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Augmentation, Augmentation, Augmentative



2. Verb. Grow or intensify. "The pressure augmented"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Augmentation, Augmentative

Definition of Augment

1. v. t. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reëforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

2. v. i. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

3. n. Enlargement by addition; increase.

Definition of Augment

1. Verb. (transitive) To increase; to make larger or supplement. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater. ¹

3. Verb. (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage. ¹

4. Verb. (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone). ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix ''e-'' (''a-'' in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Augment

1. to increase [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: increase

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Literary usage of Augment

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1. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley, Frederic de Forest Allen (1912)
"The augment is the sign of past time. It belongs, therefore, to the past tenses of the ... Temporal augment, made by lengthening an initial vowel. 355. ..."

2. A Greek Grammar: For Schools and Colleges by James Hadley (1884)
"The augment is the sign of past time. It belongs, therefore, to the past tenses of the ... Temporal augment, made by lengthening an initial vowel. ..."

3. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1887)
"AH SAYCE, MA origin of the augment in the Indo-European verb still remains a ... 73), have suggested that the augment may be a sort of broken reduplication. ..."

4. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1882)
"The augment takes two forms, the Syllabic and the Temporal. ... The Temporal augment is a simple lengthening of the initial vowel of a Stem, ..."

5. A Short Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin for Schools and Colleges by Victor Henry (1892)
"CHAPTER I. augment AND REDUPLICATION. (231) The augment and reduplication have many points in common : first their form, for both contain as a general rule ..."

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