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
However, by next June, those rights might be enhanced.
The long finish and deep complexity is enhanced with just a small splash of water.
According to a study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, a low-grade fever temporarily enhances the function of certain types of cells that comprise your immune system. 2.
Such confrontations are likely to figure in the budget debate over the GOP’s enhanced defense appropriation desires versus the domestic spending priorities of Democrats.
One example is this study that found higher income increases access to social support, self-esteem and opportunities and so enhances happiness.
In some passages the live music enhanced the dancing, while in others the dancers seemed oblivious to it.
Shared book reading also likely enhances the quality of the parent-infant relationship by encouraging reciprocal interactions – the back-and-forth dance between parents and infants.
Both are enhanced with ionic technology to keep the frizz factor low, and the shiny hair factor high.
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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.
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