Dictionary Results for heighten

1. heighten - verb

· become more extreme; "The tension heightened"

Synonym(s): rise

Hypernym(s): increase

2. heighten - verb

· make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"

Hypernym(s): increase

3. heighten - verb

· increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

Synonym(s): enhance, raise

Hypernym(s): intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

4. heighten - verb

· increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

Hypernym(s): raise, lift, elevate, get_up, bring_up

5. heighten - verb

· make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"

Synonym(s): sharpen

Hypernym(s): intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

6. heighten - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): intensify, compound, deepen

Hypernym(s): increase

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