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.

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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  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. Chris Arnold:

    We want to thank our teams for all their hard work, to discuss some of the changes we are making to enhance food safety, to talk about the restaurants role in all of that and to answer some questions from employees.

  2. Major League Baseball:

    The minor league season was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teams provided players $ 400 per week for most or all of the season anyway, a sum that represented a raise for many lower-level minor leaguers. Major League Baseball plans to raise minor league salaries in 2021, pushing the minimum yearly salary for a full-season player at Class A from $ 5,800 to $ 10,000. The league is expected to shrink the minor leagues by as much as 25 % after failing to renew its agreement last month with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. While Major League Baseball does not comment on ongoing litigation, MLB remains focused on modernizing Major League Baseball player development system to enhance the minor league experience for players, including providing them with renovated facilities, reduced travel, and improved daily working conditions.

  3. David Howman:

    While the NFL and Major League Baseball are not signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code, in recent years WADA has been working with them and other professional leagues in the United States to try to bring them closer to WADA's program, in particular with the NFL, we have been offering guidance to enhance, and increase the transparency of, their testing program.

  4. Teo Mendez:

    Hokemeyer told FoxNews.com. Questions that an individual may have during this heightened state of awareness include ‘ Where am I ’, ‘ Why am I doing this ? ’ as well as questions with deeper conflicts of being like ‘ Who am I ? ’ , and ‘ Am I safe, loved andlovable ? ’ Research on floatation therapy has been limited to small study groups, but some reports suggest floating can relieve muscle tension, enhance creativity and induce instant relaxation. Dr. Teo Mendez, an orthopedic surgeon from Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, has floated three times before and said Teo Mendez was skeptical about its mental health benefits at first. For about 20 minutes, I was pretty bored, but then I started to get a little bit in-tune with my body.

  5. Michael Garrico:

    According to a study published in the journal Circulation in January 2020, coconut oil may enhance your LDL cholesterol levels, which is bad news for your heart. these synthetic trans fats are made in an industrial procedure that involves adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils in order to solidify them.

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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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