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What does "Augment" mean?


(n.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs (n.) Enlargement by addition; increase (v. i.) To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain (v. t.) To add an augment to (v. t.) To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil

Example: "The recent speech of the PLO chairman augmented tensions in the Near East" Example: "The pressure augmented"

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