What does enhance mean?

Definitions for enhance
ɛnˈhæns, -ˈhɑnsen·hance

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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.

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

  2. enhance(Verb)

    To augment or make something greater.

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

  3. enhance(Verb)

    To improve something by adding features.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enhance(verb)

    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. 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

    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. Enhance(verb)

    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. Barry Eichengreen:

    The parallels with Argentina are there. A broken banking system, an unsustainable debt, and the need to restore and enhance international competitiveness, but there are reasons to think that reintroduction of the drachma and devaluation would do less for Greece than devaluation did for Argentina. Greece is less open, it exports less.

  2. Neil Brackin:

    We're not really playing God. I think that's really overstating what we're doing, we're being very specific and targeted and environmentally friendly in what we're doing to enhance the natural precipitation.

  3. Zhang Baohui:

    Vietnam is working the U.S. into an enhanced deterrence strategy, to enhance its relations with China, they have to play the U.S. card.

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    These steps are being taken in airport facilities where the United States already has a cooperative relationship with the airport authorities so ... we can enhance the measures that are already in place to ensure the safety of Americans who may be traveling overseas.

  5. Kat Van Kirk:

    This means it can help fortify your overall health and be better on your stomach so you won’t feel sluggish during sex, she says. RELATED: Shirtless Nick Jonas Explains How He Got His New Buff Body 5. There's even a beer specifically engineered to enhance performance. 50 Shades of Green is basically like green juice and Viagra combined. It uses ginseng, ginkgo biloba and damiana to achieve increased sexual desire, blood flow and nerve stimulation.

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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
  • 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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