Definition of augment
augmentorplay \-ˈmen-tər\ noun
Examples of augment in a Sentence
… a former member of Brunet's team, Jean-Renaud Boisserie of Berkeley, is in the Middle Awash seeking to augment the animal fossil record—particularly that of hippopotamuses. —Rex Dalton, Nature, 5 Jan. 2006
These reserve units will soon be augmented by full-time Maritime Safety and Security Teams. The first of these teams was formed on July 3; a dozen more are supposed to be created within the next three years. —David Helvarg, Popular Science, September 2002
The sale of its shares in such companies has helped augment its cash reserves from $1.7 billion to $2 billion. Call it a rainy-day fund—something that other dot-coms never had. But the move also suggests that even Yahoo has lost faith in the once boundless promise of Internet companies. —Brad Stone, Newsweek, 19 Mar. 2001
The money augmented his fortune.
Heavy rains augmented the water supply.
Recent Examples of augment from the Web
Lake Station plans to purchase a used $15,000 ambulance to augment its service following concerns voiced by Hobart and Portage over the high volume of mutual aid calls from Lake Station residents.
Syms’s art is fully and delightfully multidisciplinary, encompassing sculpture, photography, film, augmented reality, publishing, and performance.
Zymergen is one of several companies with the same goal: harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to augment—or even replace—the role of humans in the scientific process.
The Kaby Lake Core i3 lineup tends to have higher base clock speeds, but Intel’s chips only offer two processor cores augmented by hyperthreading.
Scott said the goal is to develop a breeding population in San Diego that may one day be used to augment efforts in Africa aimed at saving the penguins from extinction.
The surge units are meant to augment the service provided by the fire and EMS companies.
Over the salary cap, but below the luxury-tax line, the Hornets will need to employ the mid-level exception and the bi-annual exception to augment the roster.
In the world of health care, researchers see deep learning as something that can augment the talents of doctors, not replace them.
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Synonym Discussion of augment
AUGMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of augment for English Language Learners
: to increase the size or amount of (something)
: to add something to (something) in order to improve or complete it
AUGMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of augment for Students
: to increase in size, amount, or degree He works a second job to augment his income.
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