meaning of augment

augment meaning in General Dictionary

Enlargement by inclusion enhance

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  • to improve to cultivate bigger more powerful or higher intense as a stream augments by rainfall
  • To expand or rise in size quantity or level to swell to create bigger concerning augment a military by reeumlforcements rain augments a flow impatience augments a wicked
  • grow or intensify
  • enlarge or enhance
  • To enlarge or escalation in dimensions, quantity, or level; to swell; to create bigger; as, to enhance an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
  • To add an augment to.
  • To increase; to develop bigger, more powerful, or more intense; as, a flow augments by rain.
  • Enlargement by inclusion; enhance.
  • A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening associated with the preliminary vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

augment meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from Old French augmenter "increase, enhance" (14c.), from later Latin augmentare "to improve," from Latin augmentum "a rise," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE root *aug- (1) "to improve" (cognates: Sanskrit ojas- "power;" Lithuanian augu "to develop," aukstas "high, of superior rank;" Greek auxo "increase," auxein "to boost;" Gothic aukan "to grow, increase;" Old English eacien "to improve"). Associated: enhanced; augmenting. As a noun from early 15c.


augment meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To enlarge or upsurge in size, quantity, or degree; to swell; which will make bigger; since, to enhance an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

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  • (v. t.) To include an augment to.
  • (v. i.) To increase; to develop larger, stronger, or higher intense; as, a stream augments by rainfall.
  • (letter.) Enlargement by addition; enhance.
  • (n.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of this initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

Sentence Examples with the word augment

Play in a fashion that should mightily augment the home-grown supplies of food, remained intractable, and the extent of land devoted to the cultivation of corn crops, instead of expanding, diminished in a marked degree.

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