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
Second of all, how are sparkles going to enhance anyone's orgasms?
The letter also asked Grimes seven questions seeking her suggestions on how the integrity of federal elections might be enhanced.
O-R3's robust surveillance capabilities will enhance the physical capabilities of the close eye the state regularly keeps on its own citizens.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says the law would enhance public safety by ensuring that sanctuary cities turn over immigrants who have been arrested for crimes.
A number of amenities at the RV complex will also be enhanced.
But that doesn’t mean there will be money in hand to enhance the 220-acre waterway separating Oceanside and Carlsbad.
Because of this, Bascom says ASAN recommends programs and services aimed at helping children with autism build skills that can enhance their quality of life, like speech therapy and occupational therapy, which teach specific daily living skills.
Mischievous Mercury aligns with dreamy Neptune, enhancing the colors of your fantasies while blurring your connections to the real world.
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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
Definition of enhance for Students
: to make greater or better The products claim to enhance beauty.
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