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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
Future Fair began nearly two decades ago as a quintessential college fair out of a District need to enhance student opportunities.
Plein air artists will also be painting in the gardens to enhance the experience, organizers say.
Guests can enjoy nutritious meals filled with the protein and vitamins needed to enhance the healing process.
To enhance existing education, on-boarding training and reference checks across all levels of the organization from individual members, to clubs, to local swim committees, to staff, to the board of directors.
During the hearings, Zuckerberg touted changes the company is already making to enhance privacy and transparency.
Ezogabine represents only one means to potentially enhance resilience.
How to use monk fruit extract Like other sweeteners, monk fruit extract can be added to foods or drinks to enhance sweetness without excess calories.
Light, neutral shades like sand, gray, beige and peach enhanced with silver and gold undertones serve as backdrops.
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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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