HyperDic: heighten

English > 6 senses of the word heighten:
VERBchangeheighten, risebecome more extreme / extreme
changeheightenmake more extreme / extreme
changeheighten, enhance, raiseincrease / increase
motionheightenincrease the height of
changeheighten, sharpenmake (one's senses) more acute
changeheighten, intensify, compound, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
heighten > pronunciation
Soundshhay'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome more extreme / extreme.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The tension heightened"
Synonymrise
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishaumentar, intensificar
Catalanaugmentar, intensificar, pujar
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake more extreme / extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"heightened interest"
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishaumentar, intensificar
Catalanaixecar, augmentar, intensificar
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningincrease / increase.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "heighten the tension"
Synonymsenhance, raise
Narrowerpotentiateincrease the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishintensificar, realzar
Catalanenaltir, intensificar, realçar
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningincrease the height of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanishhacer crecer
Catalanavivar-se, avivar
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake (one's senses) more acute.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsharpen
Narrowersubtilize, subtilisemake (senses) more keen
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishafilar, agudizar, aguzar, amolar, intensificar
Catalanafilar, afuar, aguditzar, agusar, esmolar, intensificar
English > heighten: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake more intense, stronger, or more marked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"
Synonymsintensify, compound, deepen
Cause tointensify, deepenBecome more intense
Narroweramplifyincrease the volume of
enhance, heighten, raiseincrease / increase
fanmake (an emotion) fiercer
heat up, hot up, screw upmake more intense
sharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
sharpen, heightenmake (one's senses) more acute
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificar
Catalanintensificar

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