Aggrandize vs Augment - What's the difference?

aggrandize | augment |


As verbs the difference between aggrandize and augment

is that aggrandize is to make great; to enlarge; to increase while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As a noun augment is

(grammar) in some indo-european languages, a prefix e-'' (''a- in sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

aggrandize

English

Alternative forms

* aggrandise (mainly British)

Verb

(aggrandiz)
  • To make great; to enlarge; to increase.
  • to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress
  • To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
  • * Prescott
  • his scheme for aggrandizing his son
  • To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
  • (Charles Lamb)
  • To increase or become great.
  • augment

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To increase; to make larger or supplement.
  • The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
  • (reflexive) To grow; to increase; to become greater.
  • (music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.
  • (music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).
  • (grammar) To add an augment to.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e-'' (''a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.
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