verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
- augmentation mammaplasty,
- augmented cognition
Origin of augment
Examples from the Web for augment
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.
Yet he has kept his legal team busy filing a (new) bombshell pleading to augment his January 2011 bankruptcy case.
It all helps to keep up the liveliness and augment the general sense of swiftness and energy and confusion and pow-wow.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"No doubt my Augment Index will bear it out," he said bitterly.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
By diminishing the cause of the outgoing specie, to augment the balance of commerce in favour of the nation.The History of Louisiana|Le Page Du Pratz
Always nervously anxious about the preservation of what has been gained, and laboriously toiling in order to augment it.The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles|Alfred Plummer
Already America is looking to the Argentine for meat to augment her own supplies.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
Word Origin for augment
c.1400, from Old French augmenter "increase, enhance" (14c.), from Late Latin augmentare "to increase," from Latin augmentum "an increase," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE root *aug- "to increase" (cf. Sanskrit ojas- "strength;" Lithuanian augu "to grow," aukstas "high, of superior rank;" Greek auxo "increase," auxein "to increase;" Gothic aukan "to grow, increase;" Old English eacien "to increase"). Related: Augmented; augmenting. As a noun from early 15c.