Pronunciation: /ôgˈment /[with object]
- Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase: he augmented his summer income by painting housesMore 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.
Pronunciation: /ˈôgˌment, -mənt /Linguistics Back to top
late Middle English: from Old French augmenter (verb), augment (noun), or late Latin augmentare, from Latin augere 'to increase'.