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augment (verb) increase (amount, quality, value, etc.).

When something is augmented it is increased. The increase may be in the size, quality, value, etc.. In other words, it is enhanced. If the accommodation in a hotel is increased by adding some more rooms, the accommodation is augmented. The quality of food may be augmented by making it tastier and by using quality food material. If prices are raised, along with the quality of something, its quality is enhanced.

  • The airlines company is not only replacing its outdated aircraft, but also buying additional planes to augment its fleet and passenger service.
  • The university is augmenting the amounts of fellowships and assistantships to attract the more talented students.
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