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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enhance  \En*hance"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  raised  up  to  grow  larger;  as  a  debt  enhances  rapidly 
  by  compound  interest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enhance  \En*hance"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enhanced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enhancing}.]  [Norm.  F.  enhauncer,  enhaucer,  OF 
  enhaleier  enhaucier  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  haucier  to  lift, 
  raise  up  from  an  assumed  L.  altiare  fr  L.  altus  high;  cf 
  Pr  enansar  enanzar  to  advance,  exalt,  and  E.  advance.  See 
  {Altitude},  and  cf  {Hawser}.] 
  1.  To  raise  or  lift  up  to  exalt.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  Who  naught  aghast,  his  mighty  hand  enhanced. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  advance;  to  augment;  to  increase;  to  heighten;  to  make 
  more  costly  or  attractive;  as  to  enhance  the  price  of 
  commodities;  to  enhance  beauty  or  kindness;  hence  also 
  to  render  more  heinous;  to  aggravate;  as  to  enhance 
  crime. 
 
  The  reputation  of  ferocity  enhanced  the  value  of 
  their  services,  in  making  them  feared  as  well  as 
  hated.  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enhance 
  v  1:  increase;  "This  will  enhance  your  enjoyment";  "heighten  the 
  tension"  [syn:  {heighten},  {raise}] 
  2:  make  better  or  more  attractive;  "This  sauce  will  enhance  the 
  flavor  of  the  meat" 




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