|1.||to make or become greater in number, amount, strength, etc; increase|
|2.||(tr) music Compare diminish to increase (a major or perfect interval) by a semitone|
|3.||(tr) (in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) to prefix a vowel or diphthong to (a verb) to form a past tense|
|4.||(in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) a vowel or diphthong prefixed to a verb to form a past tense|
|[C15: from Late Latin augmentāre to increase, from augmentum growth, from Latin augēre to increase]|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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