837. auxanó
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auxanó: to make to grow, to grow
Original Word: αὐξάνω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: auxanó
Phonetic Spelling: (owx-an'-o)
Short Definition: I cause to increase, become greater, grow
Definition: (a) I cause to increase, become greater (b) I increase, grow.

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837 auksánō – properly, grow (increase); become greater in size (maturity, etc.). 837 /auksánō ("to grow") is key to authentic discipleship. Indeed, the Lord requires non-stop progress (development) in the life of faith.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prol. form of a prim. verb
to make to grow, to grow
NASB Translation
causes the growth (1), causing the growth (1), full grown (1), grew (1), grow (8), growing (2), grows (2), increase (2), increased (2), increasing (2), spreading (1).

STRONGS NT 837: αὐξάνω

αὐξάνω, and earlier (the only form in Pindar and Sophocles (Veitch, under the word says, 'Hesiod, Mimnermus, Sophocles, Thucydides always have αὔξω or ἀύξομαι, and Pindar except ἀυξανοι from 130 (Bergk)')) αὔξω (Ephesians 2:21; Colossians 2:19); imperfect ηὔξανον; future αὐξήσω; 1 aorist ἠύξησα; (passive, present ἀυξάνομαι); 1 aorist,

1. transitive, to cause to grow, to augment: 1 Corinthians 3:6; 2 Corinthians 9:10. Passive to grow, increase, become greater: Matthew 13:32; Mark 4:8 L T Tr WH; 2 Corinthians 10:15; Colossians 1:6 (not Rec.); εἰς τήν ἐπίγνωσιν τοῦ Θεοῦ unto the knowledge of God, Colossians 1:10 (G L T Tr WH τῇ ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ Θεοῦ); εἰς σωτηρίαν (not Rec.) to the attaining of salvation, 1 Peter 2:2.

2. according to later usage (from Aristotle, an. post. 1, 13, p. 78{b}, 6, etc., down; but nowhere in the Sept. (cf. Buttmann, 54 (47); 145 (127); Winers Grammar, § 38, 1)) intransitive, to grow, increase: of plants, Matthew 6:28; Mark 4:8 Rec.; Luke 12:27 (not Tdf.; Tr marginal reading brackets αὐξάνω); Luke 13:19; of infants, Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40; of a multitude of people, Acts 7:17. of inward Christian growth: εἰς Χριστόν, in reference to (Winer's Grammar, 397 (371); yet cf. Ellicott at the passage) Christ, Ephesians 4:15; εἰς ναόν, so as to form a temple, Ephesians 2:21; ἐν χάριτι, 2 Peter 3:18; with an accusative of the substance. τήν αὔξησιν, Colossians 2:19 (cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 2; Buttmann, § 131, 5, also Lightfoot's note at the passage); of the external increase of the gospel it is said λόγος ηὔξανε: Acts 6:7; Acts 12:24; Acts 19:20; of the growing authority of a teacher and the number of his adherents (opposed to ἐλαττοῦσθαι), John 3:30. (Compare: συναυξάνω, ὑπεραυξάνω.)

STRONGS NT 837: αὔξωαὔξω, see αὐξάνω.

grow up, increase.

A prolonged form of a primary verb; to grow ("wax"), i.e. Enlarge (literal or figurative, active or passive) -- grow (up), (give the) increase.

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