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Augment vs. Magnify

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Augmentverb

(transitive) To increase; to make larger or supplement.

‘The money from renting out a spare room can augment a salary.’;

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To praise, glorify (someone or something, especially God).

Augmentverb

To grow; to increase; to become greater.

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (something) larger or more important.

Augmentverb

(music) To slow the tempo or meter, e.g. for a dramatic or stately passage.

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (someone or something) appear greater or more important than it is; to intensify, exaggerate.

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Augmentverb

(music) To increase an interval, especially the largest interval in a triad, by a half step (chromatic semitone).

Magnifyverb

(transitive) To make (something) appear larger by means of a lens, magnifying glass, telescope etc.

Augmentverb

To add an augment to.

Magnifyverb

To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

Augmentnoun

(grammar) In some Indo-European languages, a prefix e- (a- in Sanskrit) indicating a past tense of a verb.

Magnifyverb

To make great, or greater; to increase the dimensions of; to amplify; to enlarge, either in fact or in appearance; as, the microscope magnifies the object by a thousand diameters.

‘The least error in a small quantity . . . will in a great one . . . be proportionately magnified.’;

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Augmentnoun

(grammar) In some Bantu languages, an additional vowel prepended to the noun prefix.

Magnifyverb

To increase the importance of; to augment the esteem or respect in which one is held.

‘On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel.’;

Augmentnoun

An increase.

Magnifyverb

To praise highly; to laud; to extol.

‘O, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.’;

Augmentverb

To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reëforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

‘But their spite still servesHis glory to augment.’;

Magnifyverb

To exaggerate; as, to magnify a loss or a difficulty.

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Augmentverb

To add an augment to.

Magnifyverb

To have the power of causing objects to appear larger than they really are; to increase the apparent dimensions of objects; as, some lenses magnify but little.

Augmentverb

To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

Magnifyverb

To have effect; to be of importance or significance.

Augmentnoun

Enlargement by addition; increase.

Magnifyverb

increase in size, volume or significance;

‘Her terror was magnified in her mind’;

Augmentnoun

A vowel prefixed, or a lengthening of the initial vowel, to mark past time, as in Greek and Sanskrit verbs.

Magnifyverb

to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;

‘tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery’;

Augmentverb

enlarge or increase;

‘The recent speech of the PLO chairman augmented tensions in the Near East’;

Magnifyverb

make large;

‘blow up an image’;

Augmentverb

grow or intensify;

‘The pressure augmented’;

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