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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 speaker also took issue with a recent comment of Bevin criticizing public employees including teachers whom Bevin said have hoarded sick days to enhance their final pension benefits.
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay's top running back, will sit out the first three regular-season games on an NFL suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
The group is enhanced by setters Taylor Van Eekeren, a senior committed to West Florida, and Ally Van Eekeren, a junior committed to Creighton.
That said, Ryan Scianna is pretty good and stands in line to enhance the family's legacy.
Some people are even purchasing special eclipse-themed vacation packages that come with astrophysicist lectures and other accoutrements designed to enhance this rare cosmic experience.
Correction: An earlier version of this interview stated that Uber is working on sensors that would enhance safety.
Her cheeks are regularly pumped with fillers, and her breasts have been enhanced three times.
The GOP bill would start by phasing out enhanced federal financing for Obama’s Medicaid expansion, adopted by 31 states.
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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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