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1. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] increase.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • raise
  • compound
  • enhance
  • potentiate

Antonyms

  • soften
  • bore
  • fall
  • curse

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Heighten

  • enlighten
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  • triton
  • frighten
  • criton
  • brighton
  • brighten
  • breighton
  • titan
  • tighten
  • reiten
  • reitan
  • litan
  • lighten
  • knighton
  • knighten
  • guyton
  • iten

Example sentences of the word heighten


1. Verb, base form
Finding a physical activity that you enjoy and can do with a partner can heighten your chances for success.

2. Adjective
This fatty acid is believed to help reduce inflammation, improve gut health and heighten metabolism.

Quotes containing the word heighten


1. that you would not anticipate misery since the evils you dread as coming upon you may perhaps never reach you at least they are not yet come Thus some things torture us more than they ought, some before they ought and some which ought never to torture us at all. We heighten our pain either by presupposing a cause or anticipation
- Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

2. Someone has said,”Education is going from an unconscious to conscious awareness of one’s ignorance.”..No one has a corner on wisdom. All the name-dropping in the world does not heighten the significance of our character. If anything, it reduces it. Our acute need is to cultivate a willingness to learn and to remain teachable.
- Charles R. Swindoll

2. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] become more extreme.

Synonyms

  • rise

Antonyms

  • begin
  • divide

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)

3. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity.

Antonyms

  • discharge

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)

4. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] make (one's senses) more acute.

Synonyms

  • subtilise
  • intensify
  • compound
  • subtilize
  • sharpen

Antonyms

  • demote
  • descent
  • level
  • worsen

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)

5. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] make more intense, stronger, or more marked.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • sharpen
  • raise
  • compound
  • screw up
  • heat up
  • amplify
  • enhance
  • increase
  • fan
  • hot up

Antonyms

  • decelerate
  • de-escalate
  • dull
  • blur

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)

6. heighten

verb. ['ˈhaɪtən'] increase the height of.

Synonyms

  • elevate
  • bring up
  • get up
  • lift

Antonyms

  • rough
  • smooth
  • simple
  • disintegrate

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • height (English)
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