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heighten

height·en

heighten

 
pronunciation:
haI tn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heightened, heightening, heightens
definition 1: to make higher.
antonyms:
lower
similar words:
rise
definition 2: to make more intense or increase the degree or amount of.
The drug heightened his pleasure.Her errors heightened his fears.
antonyms:
dampen, reduce
similar words:
elevate, exasperate, intensify, strengthen, thicken
definition 3: to cause the patterns or features of to become clearer, as in a visual image such as a photograph.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become higher.
similar words:
rise, thicken
definition 2: to become more intense or greater in degree.
similar words:
intensify, rise