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.
* aggrandise (mainly British)
To make great; to enlarge; to increase.
To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; applied to persons, countries, etc.
- to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress
To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
- his scheme for aggrandizing his son
To increase or become great.
- (Charles Lamb)
To increase; to make larger or supplement.
(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.
- The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.
(grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e-'' (''a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.