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 for augment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augment \Aug*ment"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Augmented; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Augmenting.] [L. augmentare, fr. augmentum an
     increase, fr. augere to increase; perh. akin to Gr. ?, ?, E.
     wax, v., and eke, v.: cf. F. augmenter.]
     1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to
        swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by
        re["e]forcements; rain augments a stream; impatience
        augments an evil.
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              But their spite still serves
              His glory to augment.                 --Milton.
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     2. (Gram.) To add an augment to.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augment \Aug*ment"\, v. i.
     To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a
     stream augments by rain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augment \Aug"ment\, n. [L. augmentum: cf. F. augment.]
     1. Enlargement by addition; increase.
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     2. (Gram.) A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial
        vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.
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     Note: In Greek, the syllabic augment is a prefixed ?, forming
           an intial syllable; the temporal augment is an increase
           of the quantity (time) of an initial vowel, as by
           changing ? to ?.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  augment
      v 1: enlarge or increase; "The recent speech of the president
           augmented tensions in the Near East"
      2: grow or intensify; "The pressure augmented"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "augment":
     add to, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy,
     bloat, blow up, boost, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out,
     compound, crescendo, deepen, deteriorate, develop, dilate, distend,
     embitter, enhance, enlarge, exacerbate, exalt, exasperate, expand,
     extend, fatten, fill out, fortify, heat up, heighten, hike,
     hike up, hot up, huff, increase, inflate, intensify, irritate,
     jack up, jump up, lengthen, magnify, make acute, make worse,
     manifold, maximize, mount, multiply, parlay, provoke, puff,
     puff up, pump, pump up, put up, pyramid, raise, rarefy, recruit,
     reinforce, rise, sharpen, sour, strengthen, stretch, sufflate,
     supplement, swell, thicken, up, upsurge, wax, widen, worsen
  
  

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