verb (used with object), en·hanced, en·hanc·ing.
- engrossed bill,
- enhanced oil recovery,
- enhanced radiation weapon,
Origin of enhance
Examples from the Web for enhance
To ensure that all Afghan women see the gains of the last decade, we need to understand, support and enhance existing systems.
Those threats also led security officials to enhance certain security measures last summer.
First, Congress needs to enhance and expand immunities for responsible whistleblowers.
For years, Mooney has trained with a rowing coach to enhance his physical endurance for the potentially yearlong journey.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is exciting because it seems that this turmeric compound can enhance the characteristics of NSCs.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are extremely well executed and enhance the beauty of the design.Cathedral Cities of Italy|William Wiehe Collins
Lacking an organizer, nobody knew what to do; and if he had wished to enhance his value, he couldn't have chosen a better way.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
Internal improvements were to bring trade into every neighborhood and enhance the value of every man's property.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk|Compiled by James D. Richardson
This, of course, does not tend to enhance the realpolitik instincts of the nation.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Besides, the third mate admired it, and what he admired he was likely to enhance.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for enhance
late 13c., anhaunsen "to raise, make higher," from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier "make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem," from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare "raise, exalt," from altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old).
Meaning "raise in station, wealth, or fame" attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.