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.
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.
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.
To increase the amplitude of something, especially of an electric current.
- Troilus and Cressida was written by a Lombard author, but much amplified by our English translator.