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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
The focal point of the backyard between the main house and pool house is the pool by Monarch that is enhanced by water features, hand-cut stone and a zero entry/beach slope.
It was enhanced by German automakers committing to rolling out large volumes of EVs by 2025 — mainly to become more Tesla-competitive.
Our test car’s tailpipe music was enhanced by the $1250 dual-mode AMG Performance exhaust option.
The fair is limited to high-quality handmade products and Connecticut authors, and is enhanced by performances throughout the day from Hebron and RHAM music departments.
Using the cover of helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against domestic insurgents, Tehran has stationed an estimated 125,000 troops in that country, outnumbering the Syrian army, and enhanced by Russian forces.
The storied home is worthy of any Dickens novel –– enhanced by a 2012 Thomas Callaway Associates renovation.
As with Leiter, the sense of a distinct and determining sensibility is enhanced by the relatively limited geographical frame of reference.
The ladies of Pristin sang, rapped and bu bu-ed their way to craft one of the year's most effortlessly satisfying songs, only enhanced by the fact the group had a major hand in writing their debut single -- a notable rarity in the industry.
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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.
Synonymsameliorate, amend, better, improve, enrich, help, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgrade
Related Wordscorrect, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch up
Near Antonymsdamage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduce
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