Definitions for heighten

Definitions for (verb) heighten

Main entry: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions

Main entry: enhance, raise, heighten

Definition: increase

Usage: This will enhance your enjoyment; heighten the tension

Main entry: sharpen, heighten

Definition: make (one's senses) more acute

Usage: This drug will sharpen your vision

Main entry: heighten

Definition: make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity

Usage: heightened interest

Main entry: heighten, rise

Definition: become more extreme

Usage: The tension heightened

Main entry: heighten

Definition: increase the height of

Usage: The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars

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