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enhance

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verb en·hance \in-ˈhan(t)s, en-\

Simple Definition of enhance

  • : to increase or improve (something)

Full Definition of enhance

en·hanceden·hanc·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  raise

  3. 2 :  heighten, increase; especially :  to increase or improve in value, quality, desirability, or attractiveness <enhanced the room with crown molding>

en·hance·ment play \-ˈhan(t)-smənt\ noun

Examples of enhance

  1. You can enhance the flavor of the dish by using fresh herbs.

  2. The image has been digitally enhanced to show more detail.

  3. The company is looking to enhance its earnings potential.



Origin of enhance

Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-French enhaucer, enhauncer, from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Latin in + altus high — more at old


First Known Use: 13th century


ENHANCE Defined for Kids

enhance

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verb en·hance \in-ˈhans\

Definition of enhance

en·hanceden·hanc·ing

  1. :  to make greater or better <The products claim to enhance beauty.>





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