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augment

Syllabification: aug·ment

Definition of augment in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /ôɡˈment
 
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[with object]
Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase: he augmented his summer income by painting houses
More example sentences
  • The workers are demanding all the increase go towards augmenting their base pay and that the present two-tier sick leave system be scrapped.
  • The precision may be increased by augmenting the number of samples used.
  • The new link features an expanded shop, revenue from which has become vital to augmenting the budget of any gallery.
Synonyms
increase, add to, supplement, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, swell, grow;
magnify, amplify, escalate;
informal up, jack up, hike up, bump up

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈôɡˌment
 
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A vowel prefixed to past tenses of verbs in Greek and other Indo-European languages.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French augmenter (verb), augment (noun), or late Latin augmentare, from Latin augere 'to increase'.

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