enhance was our Word of the Day on 09/22/2009. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of enhance in a Sentence
You can enhance the flavor of the dish by using fresh herbs.
The image has been digitally enhanced to show more detail.
The company is looking to enhance its earnings potential.
Recent Examples of enhance from the Web
Partner with police and grassroots agencies to decrease crime and enhance community surveillance.
Seats have been moved inward to improve hip, shoulder and head room, while enhancing occupants' freedom of movement.
And for anglers who enjoy and appreciate the opportunities Texas rivers offer, that sense of having a special piece of water to themselves just enhances the experience.
Tierney has enjoyed another excellent season in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic, once again securing the title and further enhancing his individual reputation as one of the most promising full-backs around.
Joel Embiid will spend his summer conditioning his 7-foot frame: increasing his stamina, building his muscular endurance, enhancing his agility.
My mama taught me the importance of protecting and enhancing my natural beauty.
Mayor James Graven said the move that will not only eliminate duplicate programming but enhance services.
The enhanced hate crime charges mean the four could face as much as 30 years in prison if convicted, rather than only 15 years on previously filed aggravated battery charges.
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enhance Has Latin Roots
When enhance was borrowed into English in the 13th century, it meant “to raise.” That sense, though now obsolete, provides a clue about the origins of the word. Spelled enhauncen in Middle English, the word comes to us from Anglo-French enhaucer or enhauncer ("to raise"), which can be traced back to the Vulgar Latin verb inaltiare. That word, in turn, was formed by combining the prefix in- with Latin altus, meaning "high." Although enhance initially applied only to physically making things higher, it developed an additional and less literal sense "to exalt especially in rank or spirit" and quickly acquired figurative senses for "raising" the value or attractiveness of something or someone.
ENHANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enhance for English Language Learners
: to increase or improve (something)
ENHANCE Defined for Kids
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