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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enhancement - an improvement that makes something more agreeable
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"


noun improvement, strengthening, heightening, enrichment, increment, embellishment, boost, betterment, augmentation, amelioration He was concerned with the enhancement of the human condition.


Something added to another for embellishment or completion:


[ɪnˈhɑːnsmənt] N [of beauty, attraction] → realce m, intensificación f; [of reputation] → mejora f; [of value, powers] → aumento m, incremento m


[ɪnˈhɑːnsmənt] n
(= improvement) [quality, appearance, condition] → amélioration f
image enhancement (by computer)retouche f d'images
digital enhancement → retouche f numérique
breast enhancement → augmentation f mammaire
(FINANCE) (to pension, salary)majoration f


n. aumento de un efecto tal como el de radiaciones por oxígeno u otro elemento químico.
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MANAMA: Bapco's security personnel are to receive specialised training to enhance their job-specific knowledge and skills following the launch of a year-long security enhancement training scheme.
Antivirus and content security firm Trend Micro Inc (TSE: 4704)(NASDAQ: TMIC) announced on Monday (25 June) the availability of Trend Micro OS Protection, a security enhancement package for Windows Vista users running Trend Micro Internet Security.
Effective September 26, 2005, as an additional security enhancement, Passport Services will no longer amend valid passports.
WHEN A DRAFT of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, nick-named PATRIOT II, was leaked last year, public outrage scuppered the proposal.
Of particular concern are the impact of provisions of the 2001 USA Patriot Act, possible changes to the protective sunset provisions of that Act, and Administration proposals for a new Domestic Security Enhancement Act (DSEA), also known as Patriot Act II.
John Ashcroft's proposed Domestic Security Enhancement Act contains new and sweeping law enforcement powers, many of which are unrelated to terrorism.
Nasdaq: MSFT) furthered its commitment to computer security today with the announcement of the Outlook(R) Email Security Update, a significant security enhancement to the Microsoft(R) Outlook messaging and collaboration client designed to thwart the spread and impact of many computer viruses -- including those similar to the recent "I Love You" and "Melissa" viruses.

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