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enhance

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Verb (transitive)
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en=hance
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

enhancev. t. [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.].
  •  To raise or lift up; to exalt.  Wyclif.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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 crime.  [1913 Webster]
    "The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated."  [1913 Webster]
enhancev. i. 
     To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enhance, v.tr. heighten or intensify (qualities, powers, value, etc.); improve (something already of good quality).

Derivative
enhancement n. enhancer n.
Etymology
ME f. AF enhauncer, prob. alt. f. OF enhaucier ult. f. L altus high

THESAURUS

enhance

accelerate, acculturate, add to, adorn, advance, agent provocateur, aggravate, ameliorate, amend, amplify, annoy, augment, beautify, become, beef up, better, blow up, boost, bring forward, build up, civilize, complement, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate, deepen, deteriorate, double, edify, educate, elevate, embellish, embitter, embroider, emend, enlarge, enlarge upon, enlighten, enrich, exacerbate, exaggerate, exalt, exasperate, fatten, favor, forward, foster, go straight, heat up, heighten, hop up, hot up, improve, improve upon, increase, intensify, irritate, jazz up, key up, lard, lift, magnify, make acute, make an improvement, make complex, make worse, meliorate, mend, mount, nurture, promote, provoke, raise, ramify, redouble, refine upon, reform, reinforce, rise, rouse, sharpen, socialize, soup up, sour, step up, straighten out, strengthen, suit, swell, transfigure, transform, triple, upgrade, uplift, whet, worsen

ROGET THESAURUS

enhance

Improvement

VB improve, be better, become better, get better, mend, amend, advance, ascend, increase, fructify, ripen, mature, pick up, come about, rally, take a favorable turn, turn over a new leaf, turn the corner, raise one's head, sow one's wild oats, recover, be better, be improved by, turn to right account, turn to good account, turn to best account, profit by, reap the benefit of, make good use of, make capital out of, place to good account, render better, improve, mend, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, decrassify, improve upon, refine upon, rectify, enrich, mellow, elaborate, fatten, promote, cultivate, advance, forward, enhance, bring forward, bring on, foster, invigorate, touch up, rub up, brush up, furbish up, bolster up, vamp up, brighten up, warm up, polish, cook, make the most of, set off to advantage, prune, repair, put in order, review, revise, make corrections, make improvements, doctor, purify, relieve, refresh, infuse new blood into, recruit, reform, remodel, reorganize, new model, view in a new light, think better of, appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober, palliate, mitigate, lessen an evil.

Increase

VB increase, augment, add to, enlarge, dilate, grow, wax, get ahead, gain strength, advance, run up, shoot up, rise, ascend, sprout, aggrandize, raise, exalt, deepen, heighten, strengthen, intensify, enhance, magnify, redouble, aggravate, exaggerate, exasperate, exacerbate, add fuel to the flame, oleum addere camino, superadd, spread.


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