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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
The chance to resume that role, enhanced by the influence of Mason’s testimony from last season, was much of the impetus for his return.
The Coffee & Donuts shake’s chocolate intensity was enhanced by the Old Harbor Distilling Co.
For students who were deferred Early Decision or who are applying to a range of schools Regular Decision, strong midyear grades are essential to enhance their overall profile for consideration.
This project enhances the city’s playground footprint with growing nightlife, exclusive resort experiences, fresh dining options, and of course shopping.
It was enhanced by the campaign to subdue the left- and right-wing terrorists who wrought havoc in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s.
Adobe will provide analytics, marketing features and help automate audio ads, enhanced by the company’s artificial intelligence feature called Sensei.
Use a mango gold color as a base for the forehead and mutton chop sideburns, then brush over with streaks of brown and white highlights to enhance his crazy demeanor.
The rink, whose fun potential will be enhanced by the presence of a DJ (above), will be open through April 2016.
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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.
Synonymsameliorate, amend, better, improve, enrich, help, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgrade
Related Wordscorrect, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch up
Near Antonymsdamage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduce
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