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Meaning of ENHANCE

Pronunciation:  en'hans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
  2. [v]  make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"

ENHANCE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: heighten, raise
 See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, compound, deepen, improve, intensify, meliorate, potentiate, retouch, touch up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*hance"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enhanced}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Enhancing}.] [Norm. F. enhauncer, enhaucer, OF.
    enhaleier, enhaucier; pref. en- (L. in) + haucier to lift,
    raise up, from an assumed L. altiare, fr. L. altus high; cf.
    Pr. enansar, enanzar, to advance, exalt, and E. advance. See
    {Altitude}, and cf. {Hawser}.]
    1. To raise or lift up; to exalt. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
             Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced.
    2. To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make
       more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of
       commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also,
       to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance
             The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of
             their services, in making them feared as well as
             hated.                                --Southey.
  2. \En*hance"\, v. i.
    To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly
    by compound interest.
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