✅ Enhance means to increase the desirability of something (The new flowers enhanced the beauty of the garden).
✅ Heighten means to increase the strength, power, or intensity of something, especially intangible things (The artist used texture to heighten the contrast between the dark buildings and the bright landscape beyond).
✅ It’s better to use heighten instead of enhance when capturing an increase of intensity or strength, especially one to do with the senses or emotions (My sense of smell was heightened; There was a heightened sense of tension).
➕ Enhance is often used in photography and similar contexts to mean improving the quality of an image or video. It can also be used for a sensory improvement, especially one made through the aid of technology (We used software to enhance the sound quality).
Enhance your understanding with these synonyms for heighten.