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English verb: heighten

1. heighten (change) become more extreme


SamplesThe tension heightened.


Synonymsrise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase

2. heighten (change) make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity


SamplesHeightened interest.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase

3. heighten (change) increase


SamplesThis will enhance your enjoyment.
Heighten the tension.


Synonymsenhance, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify


Narrower (hyponym)potentiate

4. heighten (motion) increase the height of


SamplesThe athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

5. heighten (change) make (one's senses) more acute


SamplesThis drug will sharpen your vision.


Synonymssharpen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compound, deepen, heighten, intensify


Narrower (hyponym)subtilise, subtilize

6. heighten (change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked


SamplesThe efforts were intensified.
Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her.
Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness.
This event only deepened my convictions.


Synonymscompound, deepen, intensify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)amplify, enhance, fan, heat up, heighten, heighten, hot up, raise, screw up, sharpen, sharpen


Causedeepen, intensify









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