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English translation of 'augmenter'

Word Frequency


[ɔɡmɑ̃te ]
Verb Table transitive verb
[quantité, dimension, durée, vitesse] to increase
[salaire] to increaseto raise
[prix] to raiseto put up
2.  [employé] to increase the salary ofto give a rise (Brit) togive a raise (USA) to
Verb Table intransitive verb
[vitesse, prix, coût, pression, température,] to increase
augmenter de poids to gain weightto gain in weight
augmenter de volume to gain volumeto gain in volume

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Example Sentences Including 'augmenter'

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Il s'est en revanche élevé contre " l'initiative prise par le Parlement " d'augmenter les salaires des ministres.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Je savais bien que tu ne penserais alors qu'à moi et qu'elle ne ferait qu'augmenter ce désir que tu avais de nous.
Huser, France La maison du désir
L'idée est que ça aille plus vite, mais on pourrait plutôt augmenter le nombre de promotions de vrais magistrats.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Mon taux de césium va progressivement disparaître, mais pour ceux qui vivent là-bas ils ne peut qu'augmenter.
SOCIAL : - Hausse du SMIC (indexé sur la croissance) et des minimas sociaux pour augmenter le pouvoir d'achat.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)
Si notre niveau de vie est élevé et continue à augmenter, c'est grâce à l'échange international.
Albert, Michel & Boissonnat, Jean Crise, krach, boom

Trends of 'augmenter'

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'augmenter' in Other Languages

British English: increase /ˈɪnkriːs/ VERB
If something increases or you increase it, it becomes greater in number, level, or amount.
The population continues to increase.
The company has increased the price of its cars.
  • American English: increase
  • Arabic: يَزِيدُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: aumentar
  • Chinese: 增加
  • Croatian: narasti
  • Czech: zvýšit
  • Danish: forøge
  • Dutch: vermeerderen
  • European Spanish: aumentar
  • Finnish: lisääntyä
  • French: augmenter
  • German: erhöhen
  • Greek: αυξάνω
  • Italian: aumentare
  • Japanese: 増す
  • Korean: 증가하다
  • Norwegian: øke
  • Polish: wzrosnąć
  • European Portuguese: aumentar
  • Romanian: a crește
  • Russian: увеличивать
  • Latin American Spanish: aumentar
  • Swedish: öka
  • Thai: เพิ่มขึ้น
  • Turkish: artmak
  • Ukrainian: підвищувати
  • Vietnamese: tăng
British English: augment VERB
To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it.
While searching for a way to augment the family income, she began making dolls.
British English: intensify VERB
If you intensify something or if it intensifies, it becomes greater in strength, amount, or degree.
I jump, intensifying the pain in all my muscles.
British English: swell VERB
If the amount or size of something swells or if something swells it, it becomes larger than it was before.
The human population swelled, at least temporarily, as migrants moved south.
British English: up VERB
If you up something such as the amount of money you are offering for something, you increase it.
He upped his offer for the company.


Translation of augmenter from the Collins French to English
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