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Definition of the noun augment

What does augment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: augments

  1. [grammar] In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

Definition of the verb augment

What does augment mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: augmented | augmenting | augments

  1. enlarge or increase
    • example: The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more
  2. grow or intensify
    • example: The pressure augmented
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: grow = become larger, greater, or bigger

Definition of the verb augment for high school students

    to add to, expand
    • example: The eager student seeks to augment his knowledge of French vocabulary by reading French literature.

The verb augment is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


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  2. "Augment" is a composition.


  1. Augment: In linguistics, the augment is a syllable added to the beginning of the word in certain Indo-European languages, most notably Greek, Armenian, and the Indo-Iranian languages such as Sanskrit, to form the past tenses.
  2. Augment is a term used to describe a group of genetically engineered Humans created by DNA resequencing in the late 20th century, a group of Klingons, and other genetically-engineered beings. Those from the 20th century were also called supermen. The Augments were designed to be stronger, faster, and more intelligent than a normal Human being. Even their resistance to energy weapons was improved, as it took multiple shots with a phase pistol to stun one.
  3. Augment: The Augments are a genetically enhanced group of Humans in the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Enterprise. They are also referred to as supermen.

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Google previewThe Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra (2008)

Last and most impressive teachings of the Buddha about Reality and the True Self by Dr. Tony Page

To augment means to learn and practise the four dhyanas. The Master refers to the fruitions of srotapanna and sakrdagamin. To lead refers to the fruition of the anagamin; "superior", to that of arhatship.

Google previewA Lexicon to Aeschylus (1847)

by William Linwood

Upon the omission of the syllabic augment in ...

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Quotes about Augment

If the quantity of labour realized in commodities, regulate their exchangeable value, every increase of the quantity of labour must augment the value of that commodity on which it is exercised, as every diminution must lower it. (David Ricardo)
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Scrabble value of A1U1G2M3E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AUGMENT

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