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heighten

[ hahyt-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF heighten

Synonyms for heighten

  • add to
  • boost
  • enhance
  • improve
  • increase
  • magnify
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • amplify
  • augment
  • elevate
  • enlarge
  • exalt
  • extend
  • lift
  • build up
  • make higher
  • send up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEIGHTEN

If it is an imperfect word, no external circumstance can heighten its value as poetry.

The Gothinians, to heighten their disgrace, are forced to labour in the iron mines.

It's an axiom, I think, that to heighten a nation's wisdom you must lower its franchise.

Possibly she was so choosy in order to heighten her importance.

Some old dyers use Brazil wood to heighten the red of madder.

The beauty of the night seemed to heighten the stillness of the surroundings.

I am aware that this will not heighten the reader's respect for my hero.

Heighten the color, if too pale, with spinach coloring, and flavor to taste.

In what other instances is nature used to heighten the effect?

Speech could not heighten their happiness, in the midst of caresses and kisses.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., heightenen "to exalt, to honor or raise to high position," from height + -en (1). Related: Heightened; heightening.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEIGHTEN

add insult to injury

verbmake worse
  • add fuel to the fire
  • aggravate
  • exacerbate
  • heighten
  • provoke
  • rub salt in the wound
  • slap in the face
  • twist the knife
  • worsen

aggravated

verbcause to become worse
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