Definition and Meanings for augment
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Part of Speech of augment
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun
Etymology of augment
Meaning of augment
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reaugments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
- to add an augment to.
as intransitive verb
- to increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.
- enlargement by addition; increase.
- a vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in greek and sanskrit verbs.