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
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
* (deprive) Usually used with to' or sometimes with '''from''' as, to ' abridge one of his rights.
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.