From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaugmentaug‧ment /ɔːɡˈment $ ɒːɡ-/ ●○○ verb [transitive] INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETC formal to increase the value, amount, effectiveness etc of something Any surplus was sold to augment their income.augmentation /ˌɔːɡmenˈteɪʃən, -mən- $ ˌɒːɡ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
augmentThe offer still stands, augmented by responses to a recent e-mail call for more donors.The new qualification will augment existing provision in the area of craft baking and baking technology.Church augmented his tagging program to locate noun phrases.State universities are looking for money from businesses to augment state funds.The cream contains ingredients that augment the skin's natural healing processes.This not only augments the supply of visual aids, but is an excellent method of learning.And the medical staff has been augmented with an orthopedic and vascular surgeon.We pay performance bonuses that augment your annual salary.
Origin augment (1300-1400) French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentare, from Latin augere to increase