Elevate vs Augment - What's the difference?

elevate | augment |


In lang=en terms the difference between elevate and augment

is that elevate is to increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As verbs the difference between elevate and augment

is that elevate is to raise (something) to a higher position; to lift while augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement.

As an adjective elevate

is (obsolete) elevated; raised aloft.

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?

elevate

English

Verb

(elevat)
  • To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift.
  • To promote (someone) to a higher rank.
  • To ennoble or honour/honor (someone).
  • To lift someone's spirits; to cheer up.
  • To increase the intensity of something, especially that of sound.
  • to elevate the voice
  • (dated, colloquial, humorous) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • The elevated cavaliers sent for two tubs of merry stingo.
  • (obsolete, Latinism) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)

    Synonyms

    * (raise) lift, raise * (promote) promote, exalt * (ennoble) ennoble, honour/honor, exalt * (elate) cheer up, elate * (increase the intensity of) increase, raise, turn up, up (informal)

    Antonyms

    * (raise) drop, lower * (promote) demote * (elate) depress, sadden * (increase the intensity of) decrease, diminish, lower, reduce, turn down

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Elevated; raised aloft.
  • (Milton)

    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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