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
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.
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.
Amazon hopes to solve this problem with its acquisition of Whole Foods, which augments the Seattle company’s vast network of fulfillment centers with the grocers’ warehouses and 460 stores worldwide.
The data found by Vickery, who studies cyber-security risk for the Silicon Valley startup UpGuard, was compiled by GOP political consultant Deep Root Analytics, based on voter lists maintained by the RNC and augmented by other sources.
In addition, Howe suggested that both Kwon and Driscoll augment their down-payment fund by opening Roth IRA accounts and each contributing $5,500 a year.
Off the busy causeway is a ring of underappreciated recreational and natural jewels that would be augmented by the new park at the center.
Bar tips, dining room tips, and motherly counseling from Miz Helen, the septuagenarian dining manager, augmented the $1.25/hour base.
About 7,500 troops American troops from Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Ord, Calif., and other domestic bases augmented the 13,000 Americans already assigned to protect the Panama Canal.
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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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