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Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.‘he augmented his summer income by painting houses’
increase, make larger, make bigger, make greater, add to, supplement, top up, build up, enlarge, expand, extend, raise, multiply, elevate, swell, inflatemagnify, intensify, amplify, heighten, escalateworsen, make worse, exacerbate, aggravate, inflame, compound, reinforceimprove, make better, boost, ameliorate, enhance, upgradeup, jack up, hike up, hike, bump up, crank up, step upView synonyms
- ‘The workers are demanding all the increase go towards augmenting their base pay and that the present two-tier sick leave system be scrapped.’
- ‘The precision may be increased by augmenting the number of samples used.’
- ‘The company's performers come from Canada, Australia, Japan, Sweden, and Spain, augmenting the best of Irish dancing talent.’
- ‘We are augmenting the police department in New Orleans.’
- ‘It may be used for purposes such as augmenting the water supply to neighbouring areas.’
- ‘Their prize money of €200 will be put to good use in augmenting the facilities of the school.’
- ‘It is an examination of the impact of technology on augmenting the intelligence of a species.’
- ‘When the camera shifts to what the actors can see, the audience gets dizzy views of the surroundings, thus augmenting the overwhelming panic that fuels this film.’
- ‘State governments also increased their participation in the economy by augmenting their control over state banks.’
- ‘With her surgeon's permission, she asked de Vries to help, augmenting her conventional treatment with complementary remedies.’
- ‘The military reserve is also augmenting civilian law enforcement.’
- ‘Just next door in Pakistan, the international media is setting up shop, massively augmenting the local journalists, most of whom write and speak in the Urdu language.’
- ‘Many augment their basic training with additional practice, on their own time and at their own expense.’
- ‘He suggests augmenting the menu by drying your own foods - there are several books on this topic available at local sporting goods stores.’
- ‘This carbon dioxide will thicken the atmosphere and augment greenhouse warming.’
- ‘Initially, he saw them mainly as a way of augmenting his slender wage packet, but soon he became obsessed.’
- ‘Biologists are augmenting the wild population with 18-month-old animals bred on one of the islands.’
- ‘In the same period, the nation acquired a massive federal government, greatly augmenting the responsibilities of its chief executive.’
- ‘The new link features an expanded shop, revenue from which has become vital to augmenting the budget of any gallery.’
- ‘At least one million women streamed into the workplace, augmenting the female labor force and taking all kinds of jobs traditionally reserved for men.’
A vowel prefixed to past tenses of verbs in Greek and certain other Indo-European languages.
Late Middle English: from Old French augmenter (verb), augment (noun), or late Latin augmentare, from Latin augere to increase.
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