Complete Definition of "augment"

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English

Etymology
From OF. augmenter.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-augment.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛnt|-ɛnt

Verb
en-verb

  1. To increase, make larger or supplement.

#:The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.

  1. music To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  2. music To increase an interval by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  3. music To increase the largest interval in a triad, especially a fifth or a sixth, by a half-step (chromatic semitone).

Translations

Chinese: 增加 (1)
Dutch: verhogen (1, 2), vergroten (3, 4)
Finnish: lisätä (1)
French: augmenter (1)
German: vermehren (1), vergrößern (1)
Interlingua: augmentar (1)
Italian: aumentare (1)
Japanese: 増やす (fuyasu, 1), 増加する (zoukasuru, 1)
Latin: augmentare (1)
Norwegian: økning (1)
Portuguese: aumentar (1)
Spanish: aumentar (1)
Volapük: xäinön (1)
Tagalog: palakihin

Noun
en-noun
#grammar In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

et:augment
fa:augment
fr:augment
gl:augment
io:augment
id:augment
it:augment
ru:augment
te:augment
vi:augment
zh:augment

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