What does augment mean?

Definitions for augment
ɔgˈmɛnt; ˈɔg mɛntaug·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. augmentverb

    enlarge or increase

    "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"

  2. augmentverb

    grow or intensify

    "The pressure augmented"


  1. augmentnoun

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

  2. augmentverb

    To increase; to make larger or supplement.

    The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.

  3. augmentverb

    To grow; to increase; to become greater.

  4. augmentverb

    To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.

  5. augmentverb

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Augmentnoun

    Etymology: augmentum, Lat.

    You shall find this augment of the tree to be without the diminution of one drachm of the earth. Izaak Walton, Angler.

    Discutients are improper in the beginning of inflammations but proper, when mixed with repellents, in the augment. Richard Wiseman.

  2. To AUGMENTverb

    To encrease; to make bigger, or more.

    Etymology: augmenter, Fr.

    Some cursed weeds her cunning hand did know,
    That could augment his harm, encrease his pain. Edward Fairfax.

    Rivers, though they continue the denomination of their first stream, have streams added to them in their passage, which enlarge and augment them. Matthew Hale, Common Law of England.

  3. To Augmentverb

    To encrease; to grow bigger.

    But as his heat with running did augment,
    Much more his fight encreas’d his hot desire. Philip Sidney.

    The rocks are from their old foundations rent;
    The winds redouble, and the rains augment;
    The waves on heaps are dash’d. John Dryden, Virgil, Georg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Augmentverb

    to enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil

  2. Augmentverb

    to add an augment to

  3. Augmentverb

    to increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain

  4. Augmentnoun

    enlargement by addition; increase

  5. Augmentnoun

    a vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs

  6. Etymology: [L. augmentum: cf. F. augment.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Augment

    awg-ment′, v.t. to increase: to make larger.—v.i. to grow larger.—n. Aug′ment, increase: (gram.) the prefixed vowel to the past tenses of the verb in Sanskrit and Greek. Sometimes applied also to such inflectional prefixes as the ge- of the German perfect participle.—adjs. Augment′able, Augment′ative, having the quality or power of augmenting.—n. (gram.) a word formed from another to express increase of its meaning.—ns. Augmentā′tion, increase: addition: (her.) an additional charge in a coat-of-arms bestowed by the sovereign as a mark of honour: (mus.) the repetition of a melody in the course of the piece in notes of greater length than the original: (Scots law) an increase of stipend obtained by a parish minister by an action raised in the Court of Teinds against the titular and heritors; Augment′er. [L. augmentum, increase—augēre, to increase, Gr. auxan-ein.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of augment in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of augment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of augment in a Sentence

  1. Andre Machado:

    The expectation is that by applying stimulation, it will augment or boost the effects of physical rehabilitation, we have no expectation that it will cure stroke.

  2. Chris Cuomo:

    Look at presidents when they come in and when they leave, i mean, come on, look at Clintons hair, it went white.George W. Bushlooks like he got a beat down. Obama looks like his own grandfather. I mean, look at it. I mean, this is a very hard job, because of the stress that they carry with them. Now lets look at this president. Its been almost three years since Trump won the presidency. It looks exactly the same. His hair is like,I dont know whats going on with that. But he may do things that presidents in the past havent done to augment their physical reality. But it could also be that he doesnt care the way others have.

  3. Richard Dunley:

    You’re having to take submarines out for quite a significant chunk of time to refit them, and if there are delays or issues that could cascade and you could see issues where Australia actually doesn’t have enough submariners to maintain its current forces of mariners, let alone augment that.

  4. Howard Mallen:

    La Barbera recommends travelling in pairs, and in known surroundings. Howard Mallen, co-founder and CEO of Krav Maga Worldwide, who teaches the popular self-defense technique developed by the Israel Defense Forces, said women should augment products like Cutrona’s with training. The risk of being attacked is increased when your attention is being diverted, you're alone, and/or your senses are impaired. Jogging or running is a perfect example of this, typically, runners have music blasting in their ears and jog by areas that can serve as hiding places for would be attackers.

  5. Adam Weitzman:

    Luminus applauds Valaris' recent moves to augment the Board, and we are pleased to have reached a comprehensive agreement with Valaris.

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  • увеличавам, прибавямBulgarian
  • augmentarCatalan, Valencian
  • nabýt, augment, vzrůst, vyrůst, rozšířit, zvětšitCzech
  • wachsen, vermehren, vergrößern, erhöhen, Augment, zunehmenGerman
  • aumentar, incrementarSpanish
  • augmentti, augmentoida, kasvattaa, laajentaa, lisätä, harventaa, laajeta, kasvaaFinnish
  • augmenter l'intervalle, élargir le mouvement, augmenter, augment, s'agrandir, s'accroîtreFrench
  • बढ़ानेHindi
  • նախահավելվածArmenian
  • aumentarsi, aumentare, crescere, accrescersiItalian
  • 증가시키다Korean
  • accumulōLatin
  • padidintiLithuanian
  • verhogen, augment, vergroten, aanvullenDutch
  • økeNorwegian
  • augmentPolish
  • aumentarPortuguese
  • увеличиваться, дополнить, увеличивать, увеличить, увеличиться, дополнятьRussian
  • ökaSwedish
  • artmak, artırmak, çoğalmak, çoğaltmakTurkish
  • 增加Chinese

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