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Augment definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AUGMENT', v.t. [L. augmento, augmentum, from augeo, auxi, to increase; Gr. It seems to be the Eng. to wax, or to eke.]
1. To increase; to enlarge in size or extent; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army, by reinforcement; rain augments a stream.
2. To increase or swell the degree, amount or magnitude; as, impatience augments an evil.
AUGMENT', v.i. To increase; to grow larger; as, a stream augments by rain.
1. Increase; enlargement by addition; state of increase.
2. In philology, a syllable prefixed to a word; or an increase of the quantity of the initial vowel.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"
2: grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentare, from Latin augmentum increase, from aug?re to increase more at eke Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense <the impact of the report was augmented by its timing> 2. to add an augment to 3. supplement <augmented her scholarship by working nights> intransitive verb to become augmented Synonyms: see increase augmenter or augmentor noun II. noun Date: circa 1771 a vowel prefixed or a lengthening of the initial vowel to mark past time especially in Greek and Sanskrit verbs

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. & intr. make or become greater; increase. --n. Gram. a vowel prefixed to the past tenses in the older Indo-European languages. Phrases and idioms: augmented interval Mus. a perfect or major interval that is increased by a semitone. Derivatives: augmenter n. Etymology: ME f. OF augment (n.), F augmenter (v.), or LL augmentum, augmentare f. L augere increase

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Augment Aug*ment", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Augmented; p. pr. & vb. n. Augmenting.] [L. augmentare, fr. augmentum an increase, fr. augere to increase; perh. akin to Gr. ?, ?, E. wax, v., and eke, v.: cf. F. augmenter.] 1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by re["e]forcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil. But their spite still serves His glory to augment. --Milton. 2. (Gram.) To add an augment to.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Augment Aug*ment", v. i. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Augment Aug"ment, n. [L. augmentum: cf. F. augment.] 1. Enlargement by addition; increase. 2. (Gram.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs. Note: In Greek, the syllabic augment is a prefixed ?, forming an intial syllable; the temporal augment is an increase of the quantity (time) of an initial vowel, as by changing ? to ?.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(augments, augmenting, augmented) To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it. (FORMAL) While searching for a way to augment the family income, she began making dolls. = supplement VERB: V n augmentation The augmentation of the army began along traditional lines. N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Enlarge, increase, swell, magnify, add to, make larger. II. v. n. Increase, grow larger.

Moby Thesaurus

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