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en·hance

 (ĕn-hăns′)
tr.v. en·hanced, en·hanc·ing, en·hanc·es
To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness: exercises that enhance cardiovascular health; spices that enhance the flavor of a sauce; renovations that enhance the neighborhood.

[Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-Norman enhauncer, variant of Old French enhaucier, from Vulgar Latin *inaltiāre, from Late Latin inaltāre : Latin in-, causative pref.; see en-1 + Latin altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

en·hance′ment n.
en·hanc′er n.
en·hanc′ive adj.

enhance

(ɪnˈhɑːns)
vb
(tr) to intensify or increase in quality, value, power, etc; improve; augment
[C14: from Old French enhaucier, from en-1 + haucier to raise, from Vulgar Latin altiāre (unattested), from Latin altus high]
enˈhancement n
enˈhancer n
enˈhancive adj

en•hance

(ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑns)

v.t. -hanced, -hanc•ing.
1. to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify.
2. to increase the value, attractiveness, or quality of; improve.
3. to provide with more complex or sophisticated features, as a computer program.
[1325–75; Middle English enhauncen < Anglo-French enhauncer, appar. for Old French enhaucer=en- en-1 + haucer to raise; see haughty)]
en•hance′ment, n.
en•hanc′ive, adj.
syn: See elevate.

enhance


Past participle: enhanced
Gerund: enhancing

Imperative
enhance
enhance
Present
I enhance
you enhance
he/she/it enhances
we enhance
you enhance
they enhance
Preterite
I enhanced
you enhanced
he/she/it enhanced
we enhanced
you enhanced
they enhanced
Present Continuous
I am enhancing
you are enhancing
he/she/it is enhancing
we are enhancing
you are enhancing
they are enhancing
Present Perfect
I have enhanced
you have enhanced
he/she/it has enhanced
we have enhanced
you have enhanced
they have enhanced
Past Continuous
I was enhancing
you were enhancing
he/she/it was enhancing
we were enhancing
you were enhancing
they were enhancing
Past Perfect
I had enhanced
you had enhanced
he/she/it had enhanced
we had enhanced
you had enhanced
they had enhanced
Future
I will enhance
you will enhance
he/she/it will enhance
we will enhance
you will enhance
they will enhance
Future Perfect
I will have enhanced
you will have enhanced
he/she/it will have enhanced
we will have enhanced
you will have enhanced
they will have enhanced
Future Continuous
I will be enhancing
you will be enhancing
he/she/it will be enhancing
we will be enhancing
you will be enhancing
they will be enhancing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enhancing
you have been enhancing
he/she/it has been enhancing
we have been enhancing
you have been enhancing
they have been enhancing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enhancing
you will have been enhancing
he/she/it will have been enhancing
we will have been enhancing
you will have been enhancing
they will have been enhancing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enhancing
you had been enhancing
he/she/it had been enhancing
we had been enhancing
you had been enhancing
they had been enhancing
Conditional
I would enhance
you would enhance
he/she/it would enhance
we would enhance
you would enhance
they would enhance
Past Conditional
I would have enhanced
you would have enhanced
he/she/it would have enhanced
we would have enhanced
you would have enhanced
they would have enhanced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enhance - increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
compound, deepen, intensify, heighten - make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
potentiate - increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon); "potentiate the drug"
2.enhance - make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
follow up - increase the effectiveness or success of by further action; "The doctor followed up the surgery with radiation"
touch up, retouch - alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance; "This photograph has been retouched!"

enhance

enhance

verb
1. To endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition:
2. To look good on or with:
Idiom: put in the best light.
3. To make greater in intensity or severity:
4. To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
Translations
يُعَزِّز، يَزيدُ جمال الشَّيء
forbedreforstørre
parantaa
auka, bæta viî
pastiprinātvairot
arttırmak

enhance

[ɪnˈhɑːns] VT [+ beauty, attraction] → realzar, dar realce a; [+ position, reputation, chances] → mejorar; [+ value, powers] → aumentar

enhance

[ɪnˈhɑːns] vt (= improve) [+ place] → mettre en valeur; [+ painting] → mettre en valeur, rehausser; [+ quality] → améliorer; [+ appearance, beauty] → mettre en valeur; [+ enjoyment] → augmenter; [+ position] → améliorer; [+ reputation] → accroître

enhance

vtverbessern; price, value, attraction, chanceserhöhen

enhance

[ɪnˈhɑːns] vt (beauty, attraction) → valorizzare; (position, reputation) → migliorare; (chances, value) → aumentare, accrescere

enhance

(inˈhaːns) verb
to make to appear greater or better.

enhance

vt. aumentar el valor, intensificar; [beautify] realzar.
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The Indian smiled grimly, and extended one hand, in sign of a willingness to exchange, while, with the other, he flourished the babe over his head, holding it by the feet as if to enhance the value of the ransom.
They stimulate him to greater watchfulness, and enhance his power to capture his slave.
A circumstance which greatly tended to enhance the tyranny of the nobility, and the sufferings of the inferior classes, arose from the consequences of the Conquest by Duke William of Normandy.
Its own Thought coming to Itself, suggestive of Its disparagement, thereby to enhance Its happiness
Treat my assertion of its truth as a mere stroke of art to enhance its interest.
The very circumstances which inflict on you, as a principal in the tragic scene enacted here, such painful emotions, are to me, on the contrary, a source of something like contentment, and serve but to enhance the value of this dwelling in my estimation.
One enjoyment was certain-- that of suitableness of companions; a suitableness which comprehended health and temper to bear inconveniences-- cheerfulness to enhance every pleasure-- and affection and intelligence, which might supply it among themselves if there were disappointments abroad.
I put it where you see it, to enhance the value of my labors.
Norris was most zealous in promoting the match, by every suggestion and contrivance likely to enhance its desirableness to either party; and, among other means, by seeking an intimacy with the gentleman's mother, who at present lived with him, and to whom she even forced Lady Bertram to go through ten miles of indifferent road to pay a morning visit.
The work is a hasty and unrevised production of its author's earlier days of literary labor; and, beyond the scenes already known, scarcely calculated to enhance his reputation.