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Definition of "augment" []

  • To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: Continuing rains augmented the floodwaters. (verb-transitive)
  • Linguistics To add an augment to. (verb-transitive)
  • To become augmented. See Synonyms at increase. (verb-intransitive)
  • Linguistics The prefixation of a vowel accompanying a past tense, especially of Greek and Sanskrit verbs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "augment" in a sentence
  • "Of course, that hasn't stopped Jasper Fforde from saying idiotic things like: "My thoughts on Fan Fiction are pretty much this: That it seems strange to want to copy or 'augment' someone else's work when you could expend just as much energy and have a lot more fun making up your own.""
  • "This may not be what most people imagine when they think of augmented reality, but it is perhaps the main money spinner for using data to "augment" the real world."
  • "The 2008 treaty paved the way for Italy and Libya to "augment" their economic ties, said Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Co. and a former prime minister."