Enhance

  • 1 Enhance — 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 enhance — en‧hance [ɪnˈhɑːns ǁ ɪnˈhæns] verb [transitive] to improve the quality or value of something: • The performance of some Windows programs should be enhanced by the Unix hardware. enhanced adjective : • The plan was to offer senior officers… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Enhance — En*hance , v. i. To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 enhance — I verb add to, advance in value, aggrandize, ampliricare, amplify, appreciate, augere, augment, better, boost, brighten, cultivate, deepen, develop, elaborate, elevate, emphasize, enlarge, enrich, escalate, exaggerate, expand, extend, heighten,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 enhance — late 13c., anhaunsen to raise, make higher, from Anglo Fr. enhauncer, probably from O.Fr. enhaucier make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem, from V.L. *inaltiare, from L.L. inaltare raise, exalt, from altare make high …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 enhance — heighten, *intensify, aggravate Analogous words: iift, elevate, raise: *exalt, magnify, aggrandize: augment, increase: *adorn, embellish, beautify Contrasted words: diminish, reduce, lessen, *decrease: attenuate, extenuate, *thin: belittle,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 enhance — means ‘to improve or intensify (something already good)’ and is used typically with reference to achievements, reputations, values, effectiveness, efficiency, performance, capability, etc. It is not used with a person as object; The book enhanced …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 enhance — [v] improve, embellish add to, adorn, aggrandize, amplify, appreciate, augment, beautify, boom, boost, build up, complement, elevate, embroider, enlarge, exaggerate, exalt, flesh out*, heighten, increase, intensify, lift, magnify, pad*, pyramid* …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 enhance — ► VERB ▪ increase the quality, value, or extent of. DERIVATIVES enhancement noun enhancer noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «elevate»: from Old French enhauncer, from Latin altus high …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 enhance — [en hans′, inhäns′; inhans′, inhäns′] vt. enhanced, enhancing [ME enhauncen < Anglo Fr enhauncer < OFr enhaucier < VL * inaltiare < in , EN 1 + * altiare, to raise < L altus, high] 1. to make greater, as in cost, value,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 enhance — 01. Eyeshadow [enhances] the natural contours of the eye. 02. When I put flowers on the table, it really [enhances] the room. 03. Reading in English is an excellent way to [enhance] your vocabulary. 04. The clothes she wore [enhanced] her beauty …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 enhance — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, greatly, much, significantly, substantially ▪ The attractiveness of the book is much enhanced by Mark Stevens s drawings. ▪ d …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 enhance */*/ — UK [ɪnˈhɑːns] / US [ɪnˈhæns] verb [transitive] Word forms enhance : present tense I/you/we/they enhance he/she/it enhances present participle enhancing past tense enhanced past participle enhanced to improve something, or to make it more… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 enhance — en|hance W3 [ınˈha:ns US ınˈhæns] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Anglo French; Origin: enhauncer, from Vulgar Latin inaltiare to raise , from Latin altus high ] to improve something ▪ Good lighting will enhance any room. ▪ The publicity has done… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 enhance — [[t]ɪnhɑ͟ːns, hæ̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ enhances, enhancing, enhanced VERB To enhance something means to improve its value, quality, or attractiveness. [V n] They ll be keen to enhance their reputation abroad... [V n] The superb sets are enhanced by Bobby… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 enhance — verb ɪnˈhɑːnsɨnˈhæns a) To augment or make something greater. nought aghast, his mightie hand enhaunst: / The stroke down from her head vnto her shoulder glaunst. b) To improve something by adding features. A hereditary monarch relies on pomp and …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 enhance — en|hance [ ın hæns ] verb transitive ** to improve something, or make it more attractive or more valuable: The measures taken should considerably enhance the residents quality of life …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 enhance — [14] To enhance something is literally to ‘make it higher’. The word comes via Anglo Norman enhauncer from Old French enhaucer, a descendant of Vulgar Latin *inaltiāre ‘raise’. This was a verb formed from the Latin intensive prefix in and the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 enhance —    to alter or increase in a surreptitious way    Thus dye may enhance a real or imagined blondeness of hair; an enhanced radiation weapon is a neutron bomb, not a sun lamp; enhanced contouring is cosmetic padding of clothing:     ... her bra… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 enhance — verb background music will enhance the mood Syn: increase, add to, intensify, heighten, magnify, amplify, inflate, strengthen, build up, supplement, augment, boost, raise, lift, elevate, exalt; improve, enrich, comple …

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