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
All sorts of interesting chemical mixtures have been tried, looking for new ways to generate color or to enhance and brighten existing colors.
Provide a network of support Advisory boards that enhance career opportunities for women and drive local and national initiatives that support, advance, retain and reward women make a difference.
While in Fort Scott, LMC Fellows gain knowledge, educational resources and ongoing support to enhance their classrooms and help students cultivate a passion for learning by creating projects that initiate positive change.
The program funds are also contributing to the demand of cyber security, with funds to enhance current security measures and implement further procedures address unforeseen needs, according to a letter Moe sent the council.
Educators believed that, in addition to exposing people to art, the books helped enhance cognitive abilities and improve technical skills.
The idea is to enhance the collective aspect of the publishing industry, and highlight the individuals who provided us with the material.
Winn will focus on internet and software, enhancing and expanding the team's existing areas of expertise.
All of the things an arts education gives a young person enhance leadership skills and help raise grades.
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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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