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
Little Explorers Touch, play, and learn with hands-on fun with a sensory program to enhance social skills.
Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties have partnered with several key regional organizations to enhance the drug control policy office's capabilities.
Themes included security challenges, how to enhance military coordination and cooperation, and the exchange of experiences and intelligence to combat terrorism.
The old stadium, for all its deficiencies -- and, there are many -- works in synergy with the fans to enhance that.
The project to enhance the 18th and Vine experience was unveiled in 2014 and grows by a few medallions every year.
After a deadly school shooting at a high school near Texas City, Lake Houston area school districts are examining safety protocols to find additional ways to enhance student safety.
Since Amazon shook up the grocery industry by buying Whole Foods Market last year, grocery industry price wars and additional new programs to enhance and speed up the consumer shopping experience have been gaining speed.
But its greater importance might eventually lie in suggesting a more general way to enhance the intelligence of machines.
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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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