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.


  1. augment

    To augment means to make something greater by adding to it or increasing it. This can apply to a wide range of things, including size, amount, quantity, value, strength, or intensity. Augmenting may involve supplementing or enhancing something that already exists. It can also refer to the process of adding new elements or details to make something more effective, comprehensive, or appealing.

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. 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.

  2. Professor Gil Weinberg:

    We believe that if you augment humans with technology humans should be able to do much more, and we thought that music is a great medium to try that, music is something that is very timely, you really need to do things on the right millisecond. It's also very spatial, you need to go to the right places, so what better medium than to try the concept of a third arm that would augment you and allow you to do things that you couldn't before in music.

  3. Jennifer Cafarella:

    ISIS appears to dispatch advisers to support local recruitment in such areas in an attempt to bolster the local strength of these groups, but does not augment their ranks with its own forces.

  4. Anne Roudaut:

    This work explores the intersection between man and machine, we have seen many works trying to augment humans with parts of machines, here we look at the other way around and try to make the devices we use every day more like us, i.e. human-like.

  5. Kyle Davidson:

    We'll just evaluate what's available to us, i don't think it's any secret where we are in the standings, and so if there's an opportunity to acquire some future talent and augment what we've got in our prospect pool or our draft asset pool, then we'll explore that.

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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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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    A relocation
    B perusal
    C gauge
    D bowel

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