aug·ment /ɔgˈmɛnt, ˈɔgˌmɛnt/ 及物動詞
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Aug·ment v. t. [imp. & p. p. Augmented; p. pr. & vb. n. Augmenting.]
1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reëforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
But their spite still serves
His glory to augment. --Milton.
2. Gram. To add an augment to.
Aug·ment, v. i. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.
1. Enlargement by addition; increase.
2. Gram. A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
Note: ☞ In Greek, the syllabic augment is a prefixed ░, forming an intial syllable; the temporal augment is an increase of the quantity (time) of an initial vowel, as by changing ░ to ░.
v 1: enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the PLO chairman
augmented tensions in the Near East"
2: grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"