Augment vs Exaggerate - What's the difference?

augment | exaggerate |


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.

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.
  • Derived terms

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    Anagrams

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    exaggerate

    English

    Verb

    (exaggerat)
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * overexaggerate * overstate

    Antonyms

    * (overstate) downplay, understate

    Derived terms

    * exaggeratedly * exaggeratingly * exaggerative * exaggeratively * exaggerativeness * exaggerator * exaggeratory