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

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What is it that adorns and enhances all the wild and uncultivated scenes of nature?

Don't you think it enhances the whiteness of my skin and the brightness of my eye?

It enhances our idea of the absorbing interest of the story.

Even bad weather often but enhances the beauty and grandeur of mountains.

All that enhances the feeling of power, the will to power, and power itself, in man.

This enhances the false perception of instability inherent in modern markets.

They feel that it enhances the delightfulness of every glass they drink.

Rise of temperature, on the other hand, enhances the velocity.

It is this which enhances feminity for you and gives a value to the sex.

In this case, demand not only enhances value, it creates it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., anhaunsen "to raise, make higher," from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier "make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem," from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare "raise, exalt," from altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old).

Meaning "raise in station, wealth, or fame" attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.

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