What does enhance mean?

Definitions for enhanceɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enhance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enhance, heighten, raise(verb)

    increase

    "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

  2. enhance(verb)

    make better or more attractive

    "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"

Wiktionary

  1. enhance(Verb)

    To lift, raise up.

  2. enhance(Verb)

    To augment or make something greater.

  3. enhance(Verb)

    To improve something by adding features.

  4. Origin: enhauncen, from enhauncer, from enhaucier, from *, from in + altus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enhance(verb)

    to raise or lift up; to exalt

  2. Enhance(verb)

    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

  3. Enhance(verb)

    to be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest

  4. Origin: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enhance

    en-hans′, v.t. to heighten: to add to, increase.—n. Enhance′ment, act of enhancing: state of being enhanced: aggravation. [Prob. from O. Fr. enhaucer—L. in, and altus, high.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enhance' in Verbs Frequency: #555

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enhance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enhance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    Falsehood often lurks upon the tongue of him, who, by self-praise, seeks to enhance his value in the eyes of others.

  2. Ramy Gafni:

    You want to enhance your features, perfect your features but not necessarily change your features into something they are not.

  3. William S. Gilbert:

    If you wish in this world to advance Your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, And blow your own trumpet, Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.

  4. W. S. Gilbert:

    If you wish in this world to advance, your merits you're bound to enhance You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven't a chance.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.

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Translations for enhance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تحسينArabic
  • повишавам, увеличавам, подобря̀вамBulgarian
  • erhöhen, vergrößern, verbessernGerman
  • pliigi, plibonigiEsperanto
  • aumentar, realzar, mejorarSpanish
  • parantaaFinnish
  • augmenter, améliorer, accroîtreFrench
  • intensificare, accrescereItalian
  • whakarākaiMāori
  • uitbreiden, vergroten, verbeterenDutch
  • poprawiać, polepszyć, poprawić, polepszaćPolish
  • aumentarPortuguese
  • увели́чивать, повы́сить, улучша́ть, улу́чшить, уси́лить, увели́чить, уси́ливать, повыша́тьRussian
  • förbättraSwedish
  • அதிகரிக்கTamil
  • iyileştirmek, artırmak, geliştirmekTurkish
  • بڑھانے کےUrdu
  • geilükumön, gudükumönVolapük

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