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    heighten - Dictionary definition and meaning for word heighten

    Definition
    (verb) become more extreme
    Synonyms : rise
    Example Sentence
    • The tension heightened
    Definition
    (verb) make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
    Example Sentence
    • heightened interest
    Definition
    (verb) increase
    Synonyms : enhance , raise
    Example Sentence
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
    Definition
    (verb) increase the height of
    Example Sentence
    • The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars
    Definition
    (verb) make (one's senses) more acute
    Synonyms : sharpen
    Example Sentence
    • This drug will sharpen your vision
    Definition
    (verb) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Synonyms : compound , deepen , intensify
    Example Sentence
    • The efforts were intensified
    • Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
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