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
Her cheeks are regularly pumped with fillers, and her breasts have been enhanced three times.
The GOP bill would start by phasing out enhanced federal financing for Obama’s Medicaid expansion, adopted by 31 states.
Each educator will receive $10,000 to enhance AVID implementation at their school through conference attendance, classroom equipment and materials (including technology and books), professional development and academic coaching.
Every style was made with enhancing femininity and embracing all curves in mind.
But a compound previously used to enhance memory in mice may offer hope: Rodents who took it up to a month after a concussion had memory capabilities similar to those that had never been injured.
Along with bringing change through efforts aimed at enhancing student life, Antoine said the former principal was also able to unify faculty and staff.
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.
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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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