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augment

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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
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Etymology

From Old French augmenter.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to augment

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to augment (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To increase, make larger or supplement.
    The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  2. (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  3. (music) To increase an interval by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  4. (music) To increase the largest interval in a triad, especially a fifth or a sixth, by a half-step (chromatic semitone).

Translations

Noun

Singular
augment

Plural
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  1. (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

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