Definition of heighten
heighteningplay \ˈhīt-niŋ, ˈhī-tən-iŋ\
2a : to raise high or higher : elevateb : to raise above the ordinary or trite
3 obsolete : elate
2a : to become great or greater in amount, degree, or extentb : to become brighter or more intense
Examples of heighten in a sentence
The plan will only heighten tensions between the two groups.
This tragedy has heightened our awareness of the need for improved safety measures.
Tensions between the two groups have heightened.
First Known Use of heighten
HEIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heighten for English Language Learners
: to increase the amount, degree, or extent of (something)
HEIGHTEN Defined for Kids
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