heighten


heighten

verb

Definition of HEIGHTEN

1
to make markedly greater in measure or degree <several controversial measures have heightened parental awareness of the impact of school policy decisions>
Antonyms abate, moderate
2
to move from a lower to a higher place or position <heightened the hem on her skirt just a couple of inches>
Related Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upend
Antonyms drop, lower

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