Augment vs Amplify - What's the difference?

augment | amplify |


As verbs the difference between augment and amplify

is that augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement while amplify is to render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.

As a noun augment

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

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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    Anagrams

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    amplify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like;—used especially of loudspeakers, telescopes, microscopes, etc.
  • (rhetorical) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
  • * Dryden
  • Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator.
  • To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.