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.
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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