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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 ?
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.
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.
But as it was her determination to subdue it, and to prevent herself from appearing to suffer more than what all her family suffered on his going away, she did not adopt the method so judiciously employed by Marianne, on a similar occasion, to augment and fix her sorrow, by seeking silence, solitude and idleness.
Instead of subsiding as night drew on, it seemed to augment its rush and deepen its roar: the trees blew steadfastly one way, never writhing round, and scarcely tossing back their boughs once in an hour; so continuous was the strain bending their branchy heads northward--the clouds drifted from pole to pole, fast following, mass on mass: no glimpse of blue sky had been visible that July day.
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.
If the events I go on to relate, had not thickened around me, in the beginning to confuse, and in the end to augment, my affliction, it is possible (though I think not probable), that I might have fallen at once into this condition.
They ferry over this LETHEAN Sound Both to and fro, thir sorrow to augment, And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach The tempting stream, with one small drop to loose In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe, All in one moment, and so neer the brink; But fate withstands, and to oppose th' attempt MEDUSA with GORGONIAN terror guards The Ford, and of it self the water flies All taste of living wight, as once it fled The lip of TANTALUS.
To augment their misery, a contagious disorder of a dangerous nature spread through the land; and, rendered more virulent by the uncleanness, the indifferent food, and the wretched lodging of the lower classes, swept off many whose fate the survivors were tempted to envy, as exempting them from the evils which were to come.
Could that which procures a freer vent for the products of the earth, which furnishes new incitements to the cultivation of land, which is the most powerful instrument in increasing the quantity of money in a state -- could that, in fine, which is the faithful handmaid of labor and industry, in every shape, fail to augment that article, which is the prolific parent of far the greatest part of the objects upon which they are exerted?
The motives on the part of the State governments, to augment their prerogatives by defalcations from the federal government, will be overruled by no reciprocal predispositions in the members.
Vivid in my memory is the picture of the last night as we sat there talking in low tones of the strange romance which had woven our lives together and of this wonder which was coming to augment our happiness and fulfill our hopes.
The former Dantes proposed to augment, the latter to remedy.