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Definitions for heighten
ˈhaɪt nheight·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heighten, riseverb

    become more extreme

    "The tension heightened"

  2. heightenverb

    make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity

    "heightened interest"

  3. enhance, heighten, raiseverb

    increase

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

  4. heightenverb

    increase the height of

    "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

  5. sharpen, heightenverb

    make (one's senses) more acute

    "This drug will sharpen your vision"

  6. intensify, compound, heighten, deepenverb

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

Wiktionary

  1. heightenverb

    To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

  2. heightenverb

    To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heightenverb

    to make high; to raise higher; to elevate

  2. Heightenverb

    to carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of heighten in a Sentence

  1. Todd Martinez:

    Should it be a default without signs of progress toward a resolution, it could heighten uncertainties and have some destabilizing effects, but these could be minimal if recent progress towards a deal continues.

  2. Kelly Dittmar:

    I think that having women on the ticket, being the candidates for the opposition in this moment, does have the potential to only heighten that enthusiasm and engagement among women more so than it changes their vote, most of these women probably would have voted for a Democrat anyway -- but does it increase their overall engagement with the election itself ? Are they participating, going to the rallies, volunteering, giving more financial support -- all those levels of engagement ? I do think that is an outstanding question that we are all paying attention to.

  3. Del Rosario:

    The Philippines fully supports and will pro-actively promote the call of the United States on the '3 halts': halt in reclamation, halt in construction, and halt in aggressive actions that could further heighten tensions, we will agree to be bound only if China and other claimant states agree to the same.

  4. Stephen Namara:

    In regards to my work, I am trying to create atmospheres. I am, perhaps, not so much interested in the questions of details but on the way that the light is absorbed or reflected by the surface. I employ the tension of light and shadow to heighten the suggestion of spiritual qualities, much like the Spanish Realists of the seventeenth century. And always I am trying to reflect the present. For the present contains the memory of the past, even though the painting is the result of an extensive span.

  5. Defense Department spokesman:

    We are concerned that additional North Korean provocations could heighten tensions, lead to a cycle of escalation.

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