Accumulate vs Augment - What's the difference?

accumulate | augment |


In lang=en terms the difference between accumulate and augment

is that accumulate is to grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As verbs the difference between accumulate and augment

is that accumulate is to heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As an adjective accumulate

is (poetic|rare) collected; accumulated.

As a noun augment is

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

accumulate

English

Verb

(accumulat)
  • To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass.
  • He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.
  • To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.
  • * Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates , and men decay. -
  • Synonyms

    * collect * pile up * store * amass * gather * aggregate * heap together * hoard * proliferate

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (poetic, rare) Collected; accumulated.
  • 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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