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    Using the Right Word: augment, supplement

    Friday, August 14, 2009

    Although both words mean "to add something," augment indicates a simple increase in size or degree, and supplement indicates making something that was deficient, complete.

    Flood warnings augmented the importance of the levee reports.
    This manual supplements the program we purchased last month.

    (From Write for Business, page 225, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 37)