- to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a half step.
- to double the note values of (a theme): In the fugue's development the subject is augmented.
Origin of augment
OTHER WORDS FROM augmentaug·ment·a·ble, adjectiveun·aug·ment·a·ble, adjectiveun·aug·ment·ed, adjective
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What are other ways to say augment?
To augment something is to make it larger in size, number, strength, or extent. How is augment different from enlarge and increase? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
What does augment mean?
To augment something is to add to it in a way that makes it bigger or better.
The general sense of augment is used in a variety of contexts where something is literally or figuratively increased in size, number, shape, value, or in some other way.
A person might augment their salary with an additional source of income. A material like metal might be augmented to make it stronger. A teacher might augment a course’s textbook with additional learning materials.
A machine or device can be described as augmentable when other parts can be added to it to improve it in some way or give it additional functionality.
Augment is also used in much more specific ways in the context of music and grammar, but its general sense is much more commonly used.
Example: We recently augmented our nonfiction collection with many new titles by authors from marginalized communities.
Where does augment come from?
The first records of the word augment come from around 1400. It comes from the Late Latin augmentum, meaning “an increase,” from the verb aug(ēre), “to increase.”
Augment is often used in the context of an increase in size or amount, but it can refer to other kinds of changes, such as in quality. Augment is typically used in a neutral or positive way—it usually implies that whatever is being added to something will make the thing better.
One modern use of augment is in the phrase augmented reality (often abbreviated AR). AR involves technology that allows you to augment your view of your environment through the use of a smartphone or headset that will display images or text as if they were part of your actual surroundings.
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What are some other forms related to augment?
- augmented (past tense verb, adjective)
- augmentation (noun)
- augmentative (adjective)
- augmentable (adjective)
- augmenter (noun)
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How is augment used in real life?
Augment is a common word that can be used in all kinds of contexts. It’s a bit more formal than synonyms like increase, add to, and strengthen.
In the long run, AI will be most transformative in domains where it will augment, rather than replace, human intelligence — scientific research, education/personal growth, and media/entertainment
— François Chollet (@fchollet) March 15, 2018
This was a short journal article that will augment the material for this week's first homework assignment. Still have one more to read . . .
— Kimberly S Henderson (@PsychKnowBowl) February 15, 2012
What I need is semi regular Saturday or night work that I can do to augment my income when we really need it.
— Kareena (@The_Ausmerican) July 8, 2013
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How to use augment in a sentence
But Sex Box, with its ridiculous guinea pigs screwing conceit, will only augment our cultural hang-ups about sex.'Sex Box,' a Reality TV Show Where Couples Have Sex in a Box and Discuss It, Is Coming to America|Marlow Stern|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are successful Americanizations of the culturally unique ancestors, and they augment what American cinema prizes.
He seems to have done an acceptable job in that posting, so why not just continue and augment the relationship?Six Nominees to Succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State|Michael Tomasky|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
SmartGlass will augment your gaming experience in a couple of ways.
At dinner, she instructed the waiter to augment the french fries her husband had ordered with a side of spinach.
Le nombre des Marchaux fut limit et non augment sous la Restoration.
The Secretary's remedy is to set them to raise provisions themselves, and thus augment the supply, while they diminish the demand.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
But this one affection only served to augment the mischief that he wrought.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Evacuantia, L. Medicines which augment the secretions or excretions.
The duty of a being is to persevere in its being and even to augment the characteristics which specialize it.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont