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augment

aug·ment

augment

 
 
pronunciation:
awg ment
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: augmented, augmenting, augments
definition: to make greater in size, degree, or amount; intensify by adding.
She hoped to augment her earnings by taking on a second job.Helicopters brought in more sacks of grain to augment the dwindling supply at the refugee camp.In her attempt to augment her beauty, she uses far too much makeup.
synonyms:
enlarge, expand, intensify
antonyms:
abate, attenuate, decrease, deplete
similar words:
advance, aggrandize, amplify, boost, compound, deepen, elaborate, elevate, escalate, flesh out, heighten, increase, lengthen, magnify, multiply, pad, piece, strengthen, supplement, swell, widen
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become greater in size, degree, or amount.
synonyms:
build up, enlarge, expand, intensify
antonyms:
abate, decrease
similar words:
accrue, escalate, increase, magnify, multiply, pile up, snowball, strengthen