aug-, auc-, auct-, auxano-, auxi-, aux-, auxo-

(Greek > Latin: to increase, to grow; growth)

auction
auctioneer
augment (verb), augments; augmented; augmenting
1. To make or to become greater in size, number, amount, or degree; to enlarge: George will augment his income by working at the local bar at night.
2. To add something in order to improve or to complete it: Job training will augment or supplement Jim's skills as a professional carpenter.
3. Etymology: From about 1400, from Old French augmenter, from Late Latin augmentare, "to increase", from Latin augmentum, "an increase" from augere, "to increase, to make bigger, to expand, to enrich"; from Greek auxo, "increase".
To enlarge in size, amount, or degree.
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To make bigger or to increase.
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augmentation
augmentative
August
august
augustly
augustness
author
authoress
authoritarian (adjective), more authoritarian, most authoritarian
1. Characteristic of something that involves strict rules and an established authority: The new principal of the high school has more authoritarian guidelines and regulations which are stricter than those that his predecessor had.
2. Relating to, belonging to, or believing in a political system in which obedience to the ruling person or group is strongly enforced: Some people are quite authoritarian when they maintain dictatorial ways of governing their countries.
3. A reference to someone who favors or maintains strict rules and obedience: Mr. Gregory was a very authoritarian teacher in his history classes because his students were not allowed to use their cell phones in and they were required to concentrate on what he was striving to teach them.
Characterized by an unquestionable obedience to an authority.
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authoritative
authoritatively
authoritativeness