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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To enlarge or make bigger.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To enlarge or make bigger. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Lengthening of the initial vowel in certain verb forms to indicate past time.

Usage examples (35)
  • If we augment the article, we may have to edit it later.
  • This supports efforts to "augment" its credit-card unit business, he said.
  • CSIS to substantially 'augment' security for Vancouver Olympics
  • Magnusson says he wants to use the wearable computer to "augment" his memory. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''Augment" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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