As verbs the difference between augment and exaggerate
is that augment
is to increase; to make larger or supplement while exaggerate
is to overstate, to describe more than is fact.
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 overstate, to describe more than is fact.
- I've told you a billion times not to exaggerate !
- He said he'd slept with hundreds of girls, but I know he's exaggerating . The real number is about ten.
* (overstate) downplay, understate