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Definition enlarge or increase
  • Our school hired a new counselor to augment our college counseling service.
augment = enlarge or increase
  • The purpose of this exercise is to augment the natural vocabulary growth that comes with reading.
  • augment = increase
  • The recent speech augmented tensions in the Near East.
  • augmented = increased
  • They augmented their diet with fish caught from the river, and Tally roasted a rabbit on a fire she'd built herself.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • augmented = enlarged
  • The plan was for my squad to augment other units from different divisions on a hard push to Baghdad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • augment = add to (enlarge)
  • They had blasted away at us all the way down to these logs, and they had augmented their fire with aimed rocket-propelled grenades.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • augmented = enlarged or increased
  • was she of all the world who must uphold him in his misery and not augment it,
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • augment = enlarge or increase
  • matter how cold the weather, she wore miniskirts to the salon. In the summer, she augmented that with skimpy halter tops; in the winter, tall leather boots.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • augmented = added to the look
  • Their footsteps beat then, on the wood, as though on the skin of an old, deep drum; they stamped to augment the effect,
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • augment = enlarge or increase
  • ...the careful division of scraps of food, augmented by what he could find in the fields.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • augmented = increased
  • he could do it without K.'s taking part, and K.'s presence would do nothing to augment the effect of it.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • augment = enlarge or increase
  • The Fremen guard that augmented the surviving Fedaykin took up stations around the room.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • augmented = enlarged or increased
  • The procession moved on, and still on, through ever augmenting splendours ... of welcome;
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • augmenting = increased
  • A long day's dying, to augment our pain;
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • augment = enlarge or increase
  • The guarded glance of half solicitude half curiosity augmented by friendliness
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • augmented = enhanced (enlarged)
  • It served to augment a mental disturbance previously evident enough.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • augment = enlarge or increase
  • When you inspect your little kingdom, you will find in it some little improvement, your flocks increased, and your subjects augmented,
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • augmented = increased
  • He does smile his face into more lines than is in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies:
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • augmentation = enlargement or increase
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Immediately a cordon of five thousand police, augmented by more than three thousand volunteers, was thrown about the Black Belt.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • augmented = enlarged
  • with an augmented greeting
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
augmented = great in degree (made larger than normal)

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