Augment vs Enlarge - What's the difference?

augment | enlarge |


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.

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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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    enlarge

    English

    Verb

    (enlarg)
  • 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.
  • Knowledge enlarges the mind.
  • * Bible, 2 Corinthians vi. 11
  • O ye Corinthians, our heart is enlarged .
  • To speak at length upon'' or ''on (some subject)
  • * 1664 , (Samuel Butler), Hudibras 2.2.68:
  • I shall enlarge upon the Point.
  • (archaic) To release; to set at large.
  • * 1580 , (Philip Sidney), Arcadia 329:
  • Like a Lionesse lately enlarged .
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.8:
  • 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.
  • * Barrow
  • It will enlarge us from all restraints.
  • * 1599 , (William Shakespeare), Henry V , Act II Scene II:
  • 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.
  • (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).
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