Etymology
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augment (v.)

late 14c., "become more severe;" c. 1400, "to make larger; become larger," from Old French augmenter "increase, enhance" (14c.), from Late Latin augmentare "to increase," from Latin augmentum "an increase, growth," from augere "to increase, make big, enlarge, enrich," from PIE root *aug- (1) "to increase." Related: Augmented; augmenting. As a noun from early 15c.

Origin and meaning of augment

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Definitions of augment

augment (v.)
enlarge or increase;
The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East
augment (v.)
grow or intensify;
The pressure augmented
From wordnet.princeton.edu