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[hahyt-n] /ˈhaɪt n/

verb (used with object)
to increase the of; make .
to increase the degree or amount of; augment:
Cézanne’s death heightened the value of his paintings.
to strengthen, deepen, or intensify:
to heighten the plot of a story; to heighten one’s awareness or appreciation; to heighten one’s suffering.
to bring out the important features of, as in a drawing:
to heighten a picture with Chinese white.
verb (used without object)
to become .
to increase:
The tension heightened as the enemy forces advanced.
to brighten or become more intense.
to make or become high or higher
to make or become more extreme or intense

mid-15c., heightenen “to exalt, to honor or raise to high position,” from height + -en (1). Related: Heightened; heightening.


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