Augment vs Intensify - What's the difference?

augment | intensify |


In lang=en terms the difference between augment and intensify

is that augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement while intensify is to become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.

As verbs the difference between augment and intensify

is that augment is to increase; to make larger or supplement while intensify is to render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.

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.
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    intensify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.
  • To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.