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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.
References in classic literature ?
Her skin was of a light reddish copper color, against which the crimson glow of her cheeks and the ruby of her beautifully molded lips shone with a strangely enhancing effect.
For the most part, these companies are large, traditional, brick-and-mortar firms that are investing significantly in the Internet, but continue to regard it as primarily a potential tool for enhancing existing processes.
Results from a new national survey of 758 physicians indicated that an overwhelming majority (87%) would support laws that provide random drug testing of high school student athletes for performance enhancing drugs.

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