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augment

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of augment

  1. to make greater in size, amount, or number our volleyball team was augmented by some of the exchange team's players Synonyms of augment accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, increase, boost, build up, compound, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to augment boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of augment abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of augment abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

Synonym Discussion of augment

increase, enlarge, augment, multiply mean to make or become greater. increase used intransitively implies progressive growth in size, amount, or intensity
    • his waistline increased with age
; used transitively it may imply simple not necessarily progressive addition.
    • increased her landholdings
enlarge implies expansion or extension that makes greater in size or capacity.
    • enlarged the kitchen
augment implies addition to what is already well grown or well developed.
    • the inheritance augmented his fortune
multiply implies increase in number by natural generation or by indefinite repetition of a process.
    • with each attempt the problems multiplied


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