Enhance meaning

ĕn-hăns
Enhance is defined as to make something better or improve the condition of something.

An example of enhance is making the image in a photograph clearer.

An example of enhance is a woman using make up to bring out her eyes.

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To improve the quality or condition of.
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To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness.

Exercises that enhance cardiovascular health; spices that enhance the flavor of a sauce; renovations that enhance the neighborhood.

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To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment.
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To augment or make something greater.
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To improve something by adding features.
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(intransitive) To be raised up; to grow larger.

A debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.

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To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer.
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Origin of enhance

  • Middle English enhauncen from Anglo-Norman enhauncer variant of Old French enhaucier from Vulgar Latin inaltiāre from Late Latin inaltāre Latin in- causative pref. en–1 Latin altus high al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English enhauncen, from Anglo-Norman enhauncer, from Old French enhaucier (“make greater”), from Late Latin *inaltare (“exalt”), from Latin in + altus (“high”).

    From Wiktionary