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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
Improvisations arrive in judicious bite-size pieces, enhancing arrangements that deftly recontextualize themes within musical landscapes that shift from soul-jazz to samba.
As part of their recommendation, the commission wants to cap the number of parking spaces a commercial property owner would not need to provide in exchange for preserving or enhancing a building’s historic character.
In a stressed world, everyone needs to let a natural environment enhance their well-being.
The study will result in plans to improve the quality of life in the community by redeveloping Edgewood in a way that is compatible with neighboring Aberdeen Proving Ground’s missions and enhances area business opportunities, the release states.
Gadolinium is injected through an IV into your hand or arm, and can help enhance the appearance of certain details in your body.
Doing so, supporters said, would improve walkability in the area and enhance synergy between the sites.
There's a lot of blind spots in the space, so bright light over a glossy floor will help enhance keep everything in clearer vision.
Businesses, thinking radiation would remove impurities from or enhance the strength of their products, blasted their goods — gold, diamonds, plastic, papayas, potatoes — with gamma rays.
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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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