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  • verbintensify
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Synonyms for heightening

verb intensify
  • add to
  • boost
  • enhance
  • improve
  • increase
  • magnify
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • amplify
  • augment
  • elevate
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • extend
  • lift
  • build up
  • make higher
  • send up

Antonyms for heightening

  • decrease
  • diminish
  • discourage
  • hurt
  • lessen
  • lower
  • reduce
  • weaken
  • worsen
  • abridge
  • compress
  • condemn
  • condense
  • contract
  • curtail
  • demote
  • denounce
  • depress
  • drop
  • shorten
  • shrink
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to heightening

aggravation

noun. worsening of a situation,
  • condition deepening
  • exacerbation
  • exaggeration
  • heightening
  • increase
  • inflaming
  • inflammation
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • sharpening
  • strengthening
  • worsening

amplification

noun. increase in size or effect

augmentation

noun. making greater; improving

cumulative

adjective. accruing; growing in size or effect

exacerbation

noun. intensification

growth

noun. development, progress
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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