enhance

Definitions

  • Ornamental plaster was used in a few buildings for enhancing the beauty of both the interior and exterior
    Ornamental plaster was used in a few buildings for enhancing the beauty of both the interior and exterior
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enhance increase "This will enhance your enjoyment","heighten the tension"
    • v enhance make better or more attractive "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, it was common practice for a Japanese woman to dye their teeth black. They believed that this enhanced sex appeal and maintained healthier teeth
    • Enhance To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime. "The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated."
    • v. i Enhance To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.
    • Enhance To raise or lift up; to exalt. "Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cocaine works in a totally different way from narcotics such as morphine or heroin. Heroin works on receptor sites in the brain which are stimulated by the drug to produce pain-relieving and mood-enhancing chemicals. Cocaine on the other hand works by stimulating the central nervous system, and like alcohol, is processed through the liver.
    • enhance To raise up; lift up; elevate.
    • enhance To raise to a higher degree; increase to a higher point; carry upward or to a greater extent; heighten; make greater: as, to enhance prices, or one's reputation or dignity; to enhance misery or sorrow.
    • enhance Synonyms To swell, augment, aggravate.
    • enhance To be raised; swell; grow larger: as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rice and some other grains contain chemicals that can enhance brain functions.
    • v.t Enhance en-hans′ to heighten: to add to, increase
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Quotations

  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.”
  • Ida P. Rolf
    Ida P. Rolf
    “Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.”
  • Thomas J. Peters
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    “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.”
  • Oliver Herford
    Oliver Herford
    “Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.”
  • George Santayana
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    “Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Norm. F. enhauncer, enhaucer, OF. enhaleier, enhaucier,; pref. en-,L. in,) + haucier, to lift, raise up, from an assumed L. altiare, fr. L. altus, high; cf. Pr. enansar, enanzar, to advance, exalt, and E. advance,. See Altitude, and cf. Hawser
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from O. Fr. enhaucer—L. in, and altus, high.

Usage

In literature:

O king, Damayanti, well guarding the honour of thy family, hath enhanced it.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
The feudal splendor of this abode was shortly afterwards enhanced by an auspicious domestic incident.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
It was of some rich, transparent material, the pale amber hue of which enhanced her dark loveliness.
"Wife in Name Only" by Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
A great Enhancement of Pleasure arises from its being unexpected; and Pain is doubled by being foreseen.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Presuming upon his being a favourite of the king, Kichaka, O Bharata, hath enhanced my woe.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The translucence had a pathos for his intelligence which the pensive tilt of her head enhanced.
"Between The Dark And The Daylight" by William Dean Howells
These fairy boats, stealing along the water on a fine calm morning, greatly enhance the beauty of the scene.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
At this period, the talent of the artist was enhanced by the lustre of youth.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
A blazing camp-fire enhanced the circling gloom, and invested the great brown pines with some weird aspect.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
He enhanced the reputation of American soldiers.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
There was a satisfying fullness and richness about them that seemed somehow to enhance his own feeling of self-importance.
"The Soul of a Child" by Edwin Bjorkman
Thy energy will be enhanced by Vishnu with the addition of his own.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Ferocity of expression was further enhanced by poverty and squalor.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
Again, 'I know you will favour us by and by; and what do you by your excuses but raise our expectations, and enhance your own difficulties?
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The girl has disappeared in order to enhance the value of her future submission.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Let him know that your attachment is as true and unselfish as ever, and do not let him brood in misery, enhanced by his deafness.
"The Three Brides" by Charlotte M. Yonge
This only enhanced the Friar's reputation and in July, 1491, he was elected Prior of St. Mark's.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
Nothing could be better calculated to enhance his success.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Presuming upon his being a favourite of the king, Kichaka, O Bharata, hath enhanced my woe.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
A large enhancement of the land revenue has been obtained by revisions of the settlement.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
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In poetry:

"No; careless, hopeless of those fertile plains,
Rich by our toils, and by our sorrows gay,
They ply our labours, and enhance our pains,
And feign these distant regions to repay.
"Elegy XX. He Compares His Humble Fortune With the Distress of Others" by William Shenstone
The briefest part of life's uncertain day,
Youth's lovely blossom, hastes to swift decay:
While love, wine, song, enhance our gayest mood
Old age creeps on, nor thought, nor understood.
"Life's Uncertain Day" by Thomas Love Peacock
On the house tops thousands of people were to be seen,
All in eager expectation of seeing the queen;
And all of them seemed to be happy and gay,
Which enhanced the scene during the day.
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall
Sweet to the lip, the draught, the blushing fruit;
Music and perfumes mingle with the soul;
How thrills the kiss, when feeling's voice is mute;
And light and beauty's tints enhance the whole.
"Morning" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Or if they come, it oft appears,
Our woes are lighter than our fears,
And far more bravely borne.
Then let us not enhance our doom
But e'en in midnight's blackest gloom
Expect the rising morn.
"Views Of Life" by Anne Bronte
The fable was twisted! I plant a
Firm foot of assurance on this.
Some woman—but not Atalanta—
Lingered to lose; and stooped to enhance
By a sweet trick the chance
Of being defeated by bliss!
"Atalanta" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Let us share how our condo communities can enhance your life.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Completes $6 Million Enhancement Project.
TUCSON, Ariz.—The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort announced the completion of a multi-million dollar enhancement project.
Besides visual enhancement, noninvasive monitoring of the wearer's biomarkers and health indicators could be a huge future market.
The nine-story tower will increase visibility to 10,000 feet and will provide space for a control-tower simulator to enhance training, said Col.
Customization, automation and safety enhance its appeal.
S erious chefs love Staub cast-iron cookware for its heat-retaining, flavor- enhancing, indestructible practicality.
Ask the Cerebral Enhanced Intellectual Elitist.
Grandview Heights High School administrators have begun a review of the school's program of studies with a plan to enhance course offerings to better prepare students for college and careers after graduation.
A physical performance-enhancing supplement has similar effects on the depressed mind.
"LEED Professional Credentials give green building practitioners a way to stand out and enhance their careers," said Beth Holst, vice president of credentialing for GBCI.
Enhanced duties require expanded skill set.
Whether you are staying home for Pesach or going away, it is nice to have something new to enhance this special Yom Tov.
UW-Madison's Best of Hoard's Dairyman Cow Oral Reasons is an ideal resource for coaches of 4-H youth dairy judging teams, high school vo-ag instructors or youth looking to enhance their oral reason skill levels.
Some local students say they have used supplements, but not steroids, to enhance athletic performance.
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In science:

On the other hand, the bubbles can simultaneously decrease flow velocity due to enhanced internal friction.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The number density, redshift spacing, density enhancements, velocity dispersions, and morphological mixtures, all support the hypothesis that these structures in redshift space are parts of the precursors to present-day galaxy superclusters and walls (Cohen et al. 1996a,b).
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
We show below that this greatly enhances the expansion of the atmosphere.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
The fit parameters δ, ǫ and ζ are rather small; this means the observed BE enhancement is rather well approximated with a Gaussian.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
The shift is calculated to enhance low values of Q2 and to reproduce the experimental ratio in this variable.
Modelling Bose-Einstein effect from asymmetric sources in Monte Carlo generators
We also observe that with the added disorder, the transmission is enhanced in the middle of the gaps.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
Similar enhancement due to disorder has also been reported recently .
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
Differing from , however, the transmission at frequencies within the gaps of the corresponding periodic arrays in the present system is not always enhanced by disorder.
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
So for C0 ≥ C1 nothing particularly interesting happens at finite densities; the preference for S = 0 states near the edge is only enhanced by finite density effects.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
The R-symmetry is SO(4) for these energies, but at low energies we get OM theory and the R-symmetry is enhanced to SO(5).
Open Branes in Space-Time Non-Commutative Little String Theory
This in turn may enhance magnetic activity (Godon et al. 1998). (4) The merger may increase the central mass concentration as low entropy gas settles into the center of the merged remnant.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
If the gas density is highly inhomogeneous, e.g., strongly enhanced around a discrete number of stars with large massloss rates, the LF derived in §3 would not be valid.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters
But for the B 0 d system the gluon in the diagram of Figure 3 can even enhance the asymmetry above the prediction given in Table 2.
Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the decay of B B-bar pairs
In this section I will discuss how optimization algorithms have enhanced our understanding of the random field model.
Computer Science in Physics
The mechanism for enhancing the symmetry would have to be similar to the enhancement of SO(7) to SO(8) in the supersymmetric case.
Bosonic M Theory
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