Do you need to make something bigger, better, or stronger? Then you need to augment it. To augment is to increase the amount or strength of something.

Maybe your bike isn't getting around very well on hills: the bike needs to be augmented with a better set of tires. People augment their computers and phones all the time, adding new gadgets and apps. They augment the storage space in their cars by buying roof racks. If the President decides to augment taxes, taxes are going up. When you see the word augment, think "More!"

Definitions of augment

v enlarge or increase

“The recent speech of the president augmented tensions in the Near East”
Type of:
make bigger or more

v grow or intensify

“The pressure augmented
Type of:
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

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