Definitions for: Heighten


[v] make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
[v] increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
[v] make more acute; as of one's senses; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
[v] make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"
[v] become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
[v] increase the height of



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. 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 tint. ``To heighten our
confusion.'' --Addison.

An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to
the miraculous. --Hawthorne.

Synonyms: compound, deepen, intensify, rise

See Also: amplify, bring up, elevate, enhance, fan, get up, heat up, heighten, hot up, increase, lift, potentiate, raise, raise, screw up, sharpen, subtilise, subtilize

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