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Definition of augment:

  1. A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
  2. Enlargement by addition; increase.
  3. To add an augment to.
  4. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
  5. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

Synonyms:

subjoin, adjoin, aggrandize, rise, proliferate, mount, attach, escalate, run up, append, affix, sum up, soar, make up, upsurge, build, snowball, wax, cast up, join on, beef up, build up.

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