Definition of


  1. (verb, change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    This event only deepened my convictions
  2. (verb, change) increase
    heighten the tension
  3. (verb, change) make (one's senses) more acute
  4. (verb, change) make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
  5. (verb, change) become more extreme
  6. (verb, motion) increase the height of

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Heighten

compound, deepen, enhance, intensify, raise, rise, sharpen

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