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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 kitchen is incredible and just the flow of the space was enhanced.
Some of the aims of the program are raising awareness and transforming attitudes, having options that enhance the quality of life, support caregivers and others touched by the disease and promoting meaningful participation in community life.
The simple fact of surviving such turmoil enhanced her position.
In scenes like this, any sense of dramatic necessity or real purpose is obliterated by the sheer sensation of it, which is significantly enhanced in the IMAX format.
Another bit of intrigue: Edelman will be in his first game back from a four-game suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing substances.
McCoy has never been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy against performance enhancing substances during his nine-year career.
Attentive nurturing, feeding and grooming can reduce stress and anxiety and enhance psychological wellbeing.
He has never been suspended by the NFL for using performance enhancing substances during his nine-year career.
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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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