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.
add (part of speech: verb)
increase (part of speech: verb)
elevate, raise, advance, extend, expand, maximize, burgeon, amplify, magnify, add to, inflate, fatten, heighten, study atincrease, widen, reinforce, lengthen, upgrade, grow, broaden, boost, multiply, enlarge
expand (part of speech: verb)
- Remember that after printing had got well under way, type in other languages- Arabic, Greek, Hebrew- had to be developed in order that the literature of other languages might augment our own." - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
- Being accustomed to self- preservation, I was able to augment this diet with fish caught while sitting on the barren rocks of our sea- girt prison. - "Through Five Republics on Horseback", G. Whitfield Ray.
- I will do what I can to augment its numbers, but you must remember that our wants greatly exceed our resources. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.