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heighten

verb

1 heighten

Become more extreme:
— The tension heightened.

synonym: rise.

Roget 206: be high etc. adj.; tower, soar, command; hover, hover over, fly over; orbit, be in orbit; cap, culminate; overhang, ... show more



2 heighten

Make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity.

Dutch: verhogen

3 heighten

Increase:
— Heighten the tension.

synonyms: enhance, raise.

Roget 307: heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect; set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up; rear, hoist, heave; ... show more

4 heighten

Increase the height of.

5 heighten

Make (one's senses) more acute.

synonym: sharpen.

6 heighten

Make more intense, stronger, or more marked:
— Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness.

synonyms: compound, deepen, intensify.

Roget 835: aggravate, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate; exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.    add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flame; fan the flame ... show more

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Dutch: intensiveren, op, verdiepen


Moby thesaurus: accelerate, add to, agent provocateur, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, annoy, augment, beef up, better, blow up, boost, build, build up, buoy up, cast up, complicate, compound, concentrate, condense ... show more.

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