Augment vs Enlarge - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between augment and enlarge
is that augment
is to increase; to make larger or supplement while enlarge
is to make larger.
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?
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 make larger.
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
* Bible, 2 Corinthians vi. 11
- Knowledge enlarges the mind.
To speak at length upon'' or ''on (some subject)
* 1664 , (Samuel Butler), Hudibras 2.2.68:
- O ye Corinthians, our heart is enlarged .
(archaic) To release; to set at large.
* 1580 , (Philip Sidney), Arcadia 329:
- I shall enlarge upon the Point.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.8:
- Like a Lionesse lately enlarged .
- Finding no meanes how I might us enlarge , / But if that Dwarfe I could with me convay, / I lightly snatcht him up and with me bore away.
* 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry V , Act II Scene II:
- It will enlarge us from all restraints.
(nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
(legal) To extend the time allowed for compliance with (an order or rule).
- Uncle of Exeter, enlarge the man committed yesterday, that rail'd against our person. We consider it was excess of wine that set him on.