- to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify: The candlelight enhanced her beauty.
- to raise the value or price of: Rarity enhances the worth of old coins.
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.We’re Not Done in Afghanistan
December 5, 2014
Those threats also led security officials to enhance certain security measures last summer.U.S. Clams Up on Xmas Airline Bomb ‘Plot’
December 2, 2014
First, Congress needs to enhance and expand immunities for responsible whistleblowers.George W. Bush’s Puzzling WMD Coverup
Rick Santorum, Pete Hoekstra
October 27, 2014
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
October 19, 2014
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
But to be constant in a virtue is not to enhance its quality.The Lyric
At any rate, he scours the wide world to find what may enhance the value of his soul's delight.The Symposium
Cork is the Isle of Saints—with a port and a garrison to enhance its sanctity.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Universities must enhance the use, the joy, the worth of existence.College Teaching
If anything could enhance the pleasure of this piece of fortune, it is this fact.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
- (tr) to intensify or increase in quality, value, power, etc; improve; augment
Word Origin and History 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.