- (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
- To increase, make larger or supplement.
- The money from renting out a spare room can a salary.
- (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
- (music) To increase an interval by a half step (chromatic semitone).
- (music) To increase the largest interval in a triad, especially a fifth or a sixth, by a half-step (chromatic semitone).
Etymology: From augmenter.
- Dutch: verhogen (1, 2), vergroten (3, 4)
- French: augmenter (1)
- German: vermehren (1), vergrí¶íčern (1)
- Italian: aumentare (1)
- Spanish: aumentar (1)
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