- 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
How to use augment in a sentence
For most Americans, Social Security isn't augmenting private saving; private saving is (just barely) augmenting Social Security.Why Not Make Social Security Benefits Even More Generous|Megan McArdle|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, Krugman weighs in, augmenting a point I made and then making yet another point.
A little crowd of idlers that had gathered was quickly augmenting now, and from some there came a cry of "Shame!"St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He had, therefore, rejected the idea of lowering the present interest by augmenting the capital of the debt.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Thus, the ratio is augmenting in Illinois, and decreasing in Missouri.
Every footfall accelerated the completion, without augmenting, the certainty of evil.Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
The population exceeds forty thousand and is augmenting, and trade is in a flourishing condition.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)