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English Definitionto augment; to supplement; to add
Simplified Script增补
Traditional Script增補
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄥ ㄅㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zang1bou2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb
Word Decomposition
zēngto increase; to expand; to add
to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
增加zēngjiāto raise; to increase
增长zēngzhǎngto grow; to increase
增强zēngqiángto increase; to strengthen
增进zēngjìnto promote; to enhance; to further; to advance (a cause etc)
增产zēngchǎnto increase production
Words With Same Tail Word    
弥补míbǔto complement; to make up for a deficiency
互补hùbǔcomplementary; to complement each other
填补tiánbǔto fill a gap; to fill in a blank (on a form); to overcome a deficiency
候补hòubǔto wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute
修补xiūbǔto mend
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