Abridge vs Augment - What's the difference?

abridge | augment |


In lang=en terms the difference between abridge and augment

is that abridge is to curtail while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As verbs the difference between abridge and augment

is that abridge is (archaic) to deprive; to cut off
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.

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abridge

English

Verb

(abridg)
  • (archaic) To deprive; to cut off.
  • (transitive, archaic, rare) To debar from.
  • To make shorter; to shorten in duration or extent.
  • * The bridegroom ... abridged his visit. - Smollett
  • * She retired herself to Sebaste, and abridged her train from state to necessity. - Fuller
  • To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
  • Cut short; truncate.
  • To curtail.
  • He had his rights abridged by the crooked sheriff.

    Usage notes

    * (deprive) Usually used with to' or sometimes with '''from''' as, to ' abridge one of his rights.

    Derived terms

    * abridged * abridger * abridgement

    Anagrams

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    References

    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.
  • Derived terms

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