Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb heighten

6 senses of heighten

Sense 1
heighten, rise -- (become more extreme; "The tension heightened")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 2
heighten -- (make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
enhance, heighten, raise -- (increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension")
       => intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")

Sense 4
heighten -- (increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars")
       => raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up -- (raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load")

Sense 5
sharpen, heighten -- (make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision")
       => intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")

Sense 6
intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

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