heighten heighten  /ˈhaɪ tən/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) become more extreme
  2. (v) make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
  3. (v) increase
  4. (v) increase the height of
  5. (v) make (one's senses) more acute
  6. (v) make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage(s):

  1. At his studio in lower Manhattan, he and his assistants sit at computer keyboards to soften lighting, heighten colors or erase crowsfeet.
  2. There's nothing as sexy as a tease and Gore probably knows that his dance of the seven veils does more to heighten the movie's profile than the movie could ever do for his.
  3. Upcoming parliamentary elections, which were supposed to take place on January 8 but were postponed until February 18 following Bhutto's assassination, only heighten the danger.

News

  1. Farm Commodities Fall to 1-Year Low After Weakening Rand to Real

    Agricultural commodities fell to the lowest in almost one year as weakening currencies in emerging markets heighten speculation that farmers from Brazil to Indonesia will boost exports, adding to global supplies.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Niger security forces repel attack on police: defence minister

    NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's security forces repelled an overnight assault by gunmen on a military police academy in the capital Niamey, the defence minister said on Wednesday, an attack likely to heighten concerns over the Islamist threat in the West African nation. The attack on the academy in Niamey's northern Koirategui suburb followed a June 1 assault on a prison in the capital, during which ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Paint & Clay Works - Session 1

    Heighten your child's imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will combine the fundamentals of both two- and three-dimensional art for our young artists. Heighten your child's imagination through the use of clay and paint! This class will combine the fundamentals of both two- and three-dimensional art for our young artists.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "I don't know why the Iranian regime keeps doing this - all it does is heighten people's sense of disgust," Mr. Blair said. "Captured personnel being paraded and manipulated in this way, it doesn't fool anyone."
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. Ban "reminds the Israeli Government of its responsibility to ensure provocative steps are not taken which would heighten tensions in the city. The current moves are unhelpful, coming at a time when the goal must be to build trust to support...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: AFP

  3. Rice said in a statement she had "urged the prime minister to avoid any acts that might heighten friction between Eritrea and Ethiopia and to take concrete steps to lessen tensions on the border. There must not be a resumption of hostilities...
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Guardian Unlimited

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