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heighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heighten

  1. 1 to make markedly greater in measure or degree several controversial measures have heightened parental awareness of the impact of school policy decisions Synonyms of heighten accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, deepen, enhance, intensify, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthenWords Related to heighten broaden, enlarge, expand, extend, lengthen; accelerate, hasten, quicken; emphasize, point (up), sharpen, stress; augment, enforce, reinforce (also reenforce), restrengthen, supplement; maximize; enliven, jazz (up); aggravate, exacerbateNear Antonyms of heighten decrease, diminish, lessen, let up (on), reduce, subdue, tone (down), weaken; dwindle, recede, subside, taper (off), wane; alleviate, ease, lightenAntonyms of heighten abate, moderate

  2. 2 to move from a lower to a higher place or position heightened the hem on her skirt just a couple of inches Synonyms of heighten boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, raise, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to heighten ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of heighten descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of heighten drop, lower



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