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  • 1 Heighten — Height en (h[imac]t n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 heighten — I (augment) verb add, advance, aggravate, ampliticare amplify, augere, build up, enhance, enlarge, exacerbate, exaggerare, expand, greaten, improve, increase, intensify, magnify, make higher, make larger, multiply, promote, raise, reinforce,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 heighten — mid 15c., heightenen “to exalt, to honor or raise to high position,” from HEIGHT (Cf. height) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Heightened; heightening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 heighten — enhance, intensify, aggravate Analogous words: *exalt, magnify, aggrandize: elevate, *lift, raise: *improve, better Contrasted words: diminish, reduce, lessen, *decrease: *abase, debase, degrade, humble, humiliate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 heighten — [v] intensify add to, amplify, augment, boost, build up, elevate, enhance, enlarge, exalt, extend, improve, increase, lift, magnify, make higher, raise, send up, strengthen; concept 233 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 heighten — ► VERB 1) make higher. 2) make or become more intense …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 heighten — [hīt′ n] vt., vi. [< HEIGHT + EN] 1. to bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise 2. to make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify SYN. INTENSIFY heightener n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 heighten — heightener, n. /huyt n/, v.t. 1. to increase the height of; make higher. 2. to increase the degree or amount of; augment: Cézanne s death heightened the value of his paintings. 3. to strengthen, deepen, or intensify: to heighten the plot of a… …

    Universalium

  • 9 heighten — verb (I, T) if something heightens a feeling, effect etc, or if a feeling etc heightens, it becomes stronger or increases; intensify: Lemon helps to heighten the flavour. | Berg uses music to heighten tension in the scene. | heighten awareness… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 heighten — verb ADVERB ▪ dramatically, greatly ▪ This latest attack has greatly heightened fears of an all out war. ▪ further VERB + HEIGHTEN ▪ serve to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 heighten — height|en [ˈhaıtn] v [I and T] if something heightens a feeling, effect etc, or if a feeling etc heightens, it becomes stronger or increases = ↑intensify →↑strengthen ▪ There are fears that the march will heighten racial tension. ▪ Increased… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 heighten — UK [ˈhaɪt(ə)n] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms heighten : present tense I/you/we/they heighten he/she/it heightens present participle heightening past tense heightened past participle heightened if something heightens a feeling or… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 heighten — verb a) To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. b) To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a… …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 heighten — height|en [ haıtn ] verb intransitive or transitive if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger: An educational effort to heighten awareness about global warming is currently underway. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 heighten — height•en [[t]ˈhaɪt n[/t]] v. t. 1) to increase the degree or amount of; augment 2) to strengthen, deepen, or intensify: to heighten one s awareness[/ex] 3) to increase the height of; make higher 4) to bring out the important features of, as in a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 heighten — verb (heightened; heightening) Date: 1523 transitive verb 1. a. to increase the amount or degree of ; augment b. to make brighter or more intense ; deepen c. to bring out more strongly ; point up …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 heighten — Synonyms and related words: accelerate, add to, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy, augment, beef up, better, blow up, boost, build, build up, buoy up, cast up, complicate, compound, concentrate, condense, consolidate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 heighten — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [Increase] Syn. sharpen, redouble, emphasize; see increase 1 , intensify , strengthen . 2. [Raise] Syn. uplift, elevate, lift; see raise 1 . See Synonym Study at intensify . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. increase,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 heighten — [[t]ha͟ɪt(ə)n[/t]] heightens, heightening, heightened V ERG If something heightens a feeling or if the feeling heightens, the feeling increases in degree or intensity. [V n] The move has heightened tension in the state... [V n] These latest… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 heighten — height·en || haɪtn v. raise, elevate; increase, intensify, enhance; grow …

    English contemporary dictionary