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aug·ment

 (ôg-mĕnt′)
v. aug·ment·ed, aug·ment·ing, aug·ments
v.tr.
1. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters. See Synonyms at increase.
2. Linguistics To add an augment to.
v.intr.
To become augmented.
n. (ôg′mĕnt′)
Linguistics The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

[Middle English augmenten, from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentāre, from Latin augmentum, an increase, from augēre, to increase; see aug- in Indo-European roots.]

aug·ment′a·ble adj.
aug·ment′er n.

augment

vb
1. to make or become greater in number, amount, strength, etc; increase
2. (Music, other) (tr) music to increase (a major or perfect interval) by a semitone. Compare diminish3
3. (Grammar) (tr) (in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) to prefix a vowel or diphthong to (a verb) to form a past tense
n
(Grammar) (in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) a vowel or diphthong prefixed to a verb to form a past tense
[C15: from Late Latin augmentāre to increase, from augmentum growth, from Latin augēre to increase]
augˈmentable adj
augˈmentor, augˈmenter n

aug•ment

(v. ɔgˈmɛnt; n. ˈɔg mɛnt)

v.t.
1. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase.
2. Music.
a. to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step.
b. to double the note values of (a theme).
3. Gram. to add an augment to.
v.i.
4. to become larger.
n.
5. a prefixed vowel or a lengthening of the initial vowel that characterizes certain forms in the nonpresent inflection of verbs in Greek, Sanskrit, Armenian, and Phrygian.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French au(g)menter < Late Latin augmentāre, derivative of Latin augmentum an increase (aug(ēre) to increase (akin to eke1) + -mentum -ment)]
aug•ment′a•ble, adj.
aug•ment′er, aug•men′tor, n.

augment


Past participle: augmented
Gerund: augmenting

Imperative
augment
augment
Present
I augment
you augment
he/she/it augments
we augment
you augment
they augment
Preterite
I augmented
you augmented
he/she/it augmented
we augmented
you augmented
they augmented
Present Continuous
I am augmenting
you are augmenting
he/she/it is augmenting
we are augmenting
you are augmenting
they are augmenting
Present Perfect
I have augmented
you have augmented
he/she/it has augmented
we have augmented
you have augmented
they have augmented
Past Continuous
I was augmenting
you were augmenting
he/she/it was augmenting
we were augmenting
you were augmenting
they were augmenting
Past Perfect
I had augmented
you had augmented
he/she/it had augmented
we had augmented
you had augmented
they had augmented
Future
I will augment
you will augment
he/she/it will augment
we will augment
you will augment
they will augment
Future Perfect
I will have augmented
you will have augmented
he/she/it will have augmented
we will have augmented
you will have augmented
they will have augmented
Future Continuous
I will be augmenting
you will be augmenting
he/she/it will be augmenting
we will be augmenting
you will be augmenting
they will be augmenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been augmenting
you have been augmenting
he/she/it has been augmenting
we have been augmenting
you have been augmenting
they have been augmenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been augmenting
you will have been augmenting
he/she/it will have been augmenting
we will have been augmenting
you will have been augmenting
they will have been augmenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been augmenting
you had been augmenting
he/she/it had been augmenting
we had been augmenting
you had been augmenting
they had been augmenting
Conditional
I would augment
you would augment
he/she/it would augment
we would augment
you would augment
they would augment
Past Conditional
I would have augmented
you would have augmented
he/she/it would have augmented
we would have augmented
you would have augmented
they would have augmented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.augment - enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
2.augment - grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

augment

augment

verbnoun
Translations
يَزيد ، يُعَزِّز
zvětšitzvýšit
forøgesupplere
auka
didėjimasdidėtididintipadidėjimas
pieaugt
artırmakçoğaltmak

augment

[ɔːgˈment]
A. VTaumentar
B. VIaumentar(se)

augment

[ɔːgˈmɛnt]
vt [+ income] → augmenter, grossir
viaugmenter

augment

vtvermehren; income alsovergrößern
vizunehmen; (income etc also)sich vergrößern

augment

[ɔːgˈmɛnt] vt & vi (frm) → aumentare

augment

(oːgˈment) verb
to increase in amount or make bigger in size or number.
ˌaugmenˈtation noun

augment

n. aumento, crecimiento;
vt. aumentar, crecer; agrandarse.
References in classic literature ?
The first contains about twenty-five gallons of water, to which I add a few drops of sulphuric acid, so as to augment its capacity as a conductor of electricity, and then I decompose it by means of a powerful Buntzen battery.
If I augment the temperature by 180 degrees, the gas will dilate 180/480 and will displace 16,740 cubic feet more, and its ascensional force will be augmented by 1,600 pounds.
The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
This is called, using the conquered foe to augment one's own strength.
Now Rokoff seized one of the paddles lying in the bottom of the craft, and, with terrorwide eyes still glued upon the living death that pursued him, struck out madly in an effort to augment the speed of the unwieldy canoe.
Thus only did she gain rest upon the voyage; at other times she continually sought to augment the movement of the craft by wielding the heavy paddle.
It is the malicious pleasure of the East Wind to augment the power of your eyesight, in order, perhaps, that you should see better the perfect humiliation, the hopeless character of your captivity.
No small number of these whaling seamen belong to the Azores, where the outward bound Nantucket whalers frequently touch to augment their crews from the hardy peasants of those rocky shores.
But, she uttered no sound; and so strong was the voice within her, representing that it was she of all the world who must uphold him in his misery and not augment it, that it quickly raised her, even from that shock.
Currently, three types of augmented rTSA baseplates are available: 10[degrees] superior augment, 8[degrees] posterior augment, and combined 10[degrees] superior/8[degrees] posterior augment; a +10 mm extended cage baseplate is also available to facilitate bone grafting of medially eroded glenoids (Exactech, Inc.
The FDA approval of Augment marks a capstone achievement that demonstrates the strength of our science and provides a breakthrough therapeutic option as an alternative to autograft in ankle and hindfoot fusion procedures," said Robert Palmisano, president and CEO of Wright.
Augment revenue to be in the range of $10 million to $12 million in the first seven to eight months post-approval.