Simple Definition of heighten
: to increase the amount, degree, or extent of (something)
Full Definition of heighten
height·enedheight·en·ing play \ˈhīt-niŋ, ˈhī-tən-iŋ\
2 a : to raise high or higher : elevate b : to raise above the ordinary or trite
3 obsolete : elate
2 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.
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