What does enhance mean?

Definitions for enhance
ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑnsen·hance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enhance, heighten, raiseverb


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

  2. enhanceverb

    make better or more attractive

    "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"


  1. enhanceverb

    To lift, raise up.

  2. enhanceverb

    To augment or make something greater.

  3. enhanceverb

    To improve something by adding features.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Enhanceverb

    Etymology: hausser, enhausser, French.

    Both of them high at once their hands enhanc’d,
    And both at once their huge blows down did sway. Fa. Qu.

    The desire of money is every where the same; its vent varies very little, but as its greater scarcity enhances its price, and increases the scramble. John Locke.

    What is it but the experience of want that enhances the value of plenty. Roger L'Estrange.

    The remembrance of the difficulties we now undergo, will contribute to enhance our pleasure. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    To believe or pretend that whatever our hearts incite is the will of God within us, is the principle of villainy that hath acted in the children of disobedience, enhanced and improved with circumstances of greater impudence than the most abominable heathens were guilty of. Henry Hammond.

    The relation which those children bore to the priesthood, contributed to enhance their guilt, and increase their punishment. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. enhance

    To enhance means to intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of something. It involves making improvements or amplifying certain characteristics or features to achieve a more desirable state or outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enhanceverb

    to raise or lift up; to exalt

  2. Enhanceverb

    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. Enhanceverb

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

  4. Etymology: [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.]

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

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  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

Examples of enhance in a Sentence

  1. The Fed in the morning:

    An improved commercial paper market will enhance the ability of businesses to maintain employment and investment as the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

  2. Hemal Shroff:

    There is no regulation of these products, and the advertising industry was using actors and spokespersons to promote these products as a way to enhance the desire for the product.

  3. Judy Gitau:

    Violations against women in South Sudan are a continuing issue, but for Facebook to allow their platform to enhance these violations is a problem.

  4. Zhang Baohui:

    To enhance its relations with China, they have to play the U.S. card.

  5. Barry Silbert:

    It has been impressive to watch CoinDesk's evolution over the past 2-1/2 years and we are committed to investing in new products and people that will further enhance the CoinDesk and Consensus brands.

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  • تحسينArabic
  • повишавам, увеличавам, подобря̀вамBulgarian
  • verbessern, erhöhen, vergrößernGerman
  • ενισχύωGreek
  • plibonigi, pliigiEsperanto
  • aumentar, mejorar, realzarSpanish
  • تقویتPersian
  • parantaaFinnish
  • accroître, augmenter, améliorerFrench
  • बढ़ानेHindi
  • intensificare, accrescereItalian
  • להגבירHebrew
  • ವರ್ಧಿಸಿKannada
  • whakarākaiMāori
  • verbeteren, vergroten, uitbreidenDutch
  • polepszać, poprawić, polepszyć, poprawiaćPolish
  • aumentarPortuguese
  • повыша́ть, усилить, увели́чивать, уси́ливать, увели́чить, уси́лить, улу́чшить, улучша́ть, повы́ситьRussian
  • förbättraSwedish
  • அதிகரிக்கTamil
  • geliştirmek, artırmak, iyileştirmekTurkish
  • بڑھانے کےUrdu
  • gudükumön, geilükumönVolapük

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    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    A occasional
    B aligned
    C busy
    D frantic

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