What does enhance mean?

Definitions for enhance
ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑnsen·hance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enhance, heighten, raiseverb

    increase

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

  2. enhanceverb

    make better or more attractive

    "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"

Wiktionary

  1. enhanceverb

    To lift, raise up.

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

  2. enhanceverb

    To augment or make something greater.

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

  3. enhanceverb

    To improve something by adding features.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enhanceverb

    to raise or lift up; to exalt

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Enhanceverb

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

    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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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

Examples of enhance in a Sentence

  1. Iowan Nick Ryan:

    I am excited about the opportunity to help Gov. Huckabee. He is a man of great integrity and it is a great opportunity to help enhance his vision for a stronger and more prosperous America, there are many good people considering running for President. What stands-out most about Gov. Huckabee is his energetic, positive, and warm outlook about the future of America.

  2. Arthur Lurigio:

    A new mayor with a plan for police reform and better police-community relations will enhance the quality of life in the city and encourage people -- especially young people who wish to start a family -- to move to the city, the perceptions that a new mayor creates about safety and policing could make the city a more attractive place to live and stop the outflow of residents.

  3. Chief Executive Charles Li:

    We will likely enhance the underlying eligible stocks in southbound.

  4. An AIG spokesman:

    We cooperated with the SEC’s investigation while working to enhance the processes at issue.

  5. Marci Clow:

    Canned tomatoes contain even more of the antioxidant lycopene than their fresh counterpart, lycopene supports a healthy inflammatory response and has been linked to prostate health, especially when eaten with a small amount of oil to enhance absorption.

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

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    • A. proprietary
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