Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase: her secretarial work helped to augment her husband’s income
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- 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.
increase, make larger, make bigger, make greater, add to, supplement, top up, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, elevate, swell, inflate;
magnify, intensify, amplify, heighten, escalate;
worsen, make worse, exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, compound, reinforce;
improve, make better, boost, ameliorate, enhance, upgrade
informal up, jack up, hike up, hike, bump up, crank up, step up
Late Middle English: from Old French augmenter (verb), augment (noun), or late Latin augmentare, from Latin augere 'to increase'.
Words that rhyme with augmentabsent, accent, anent, ascent, assent, bent, cement, cent, circumvent, consent, content, dent, event, extent, ferment, foment, forewent, forwent, frequent, gent, Ghent, Gwent, lament, leant, lent, meant, misrepresent, misspent, outwent, pent, percent, pigment, rent, scent, segment, sent, spent, stent, Stoke-on-Trent, Tashkent, tent, torment, Trent, underspent, underwent, vent, went
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