height·enedheight·en·ing \ˈhīt-niŋ, ˈhī-tən-iŋ\
a : to increase the amount or degree of : augment
b : to make brighter or more intense : deepen
c : to bring out more strongly : point up
d : to make more acute : sharpen
a : to raise high or higher : elevate
b : to raise above the ordinary or trite
a : to become great or greater in amount, degree, or extent
b : to become brighter or more intense
Examples of HEIGHTEN
- The plan will only heighten tensions between the two groups.
- This tragedy has heightened our awareness of the need for improved safety measures.
- Tensions between the two groups have heightened.
First Known Use of HEIGHTEN
Related to HEIGHTEN
- accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen
- abate, moderate
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