- 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.
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- (tr) to intensify or increase in quality, value, power, etc; improve; augment
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.