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Synonyms for heighten
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heighten, rise(verb)

    become more extreme

    "The tension heightened"

    Synonyms:
    rise, rebel, rise up, sharpen, grow, get up, prove, spring up, lift, come up, surface, climb, arise, develop, resurrect, go up, intensify, rear, turn out, move up, originate, climb up, compound, ascend, wax, stand up, uprise, raise, jump, enhance, deepen, mount

  2. heighten(verb)

    make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity

    "heightened interest"

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

  3. enhance, heighten, raise(verb)

    increase

    "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

    Synonyms:
    compound, farm, rise, arouse, put forward, leaven, deepen, upgrade, provoke, elevate, kick upstairs, recruit, upraise, enkindle, sharpen, put up, stir, elicit, advance, conjure, lift, fire, intensify, grow, bring up, invoke, conjure up, nurture, resurrect, levy, promote, prove, erect, raise, call down, get up, produce, call forth, kindle, set up, evoke, rear, parent, enhance

  4. heighten(verb)

    increase the height of

    "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

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

  5. sharpen, heighten(verb)

    make (one's senses) more acute

    "This drug will sharpen your vision"

    Synonyms:
    taper, enhance, compound, rise, focalise, point, sharpen, raise, focalize, focus, intensify, deepen

  6. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen(verb)

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

    Synonyms:
    change, sharpen, enhance, escalate, compound, rise, step up, raise, combine, intensify, deepen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heighten

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, augment, embitter, enhance, increase, intensify, magnify, make worse

    Antonyms:
    abate, alleviate, assuage, lessen, lighten, mitigate, moderate, reduce, relieve, remove, soften

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. heighten

    Synonyms:
    exalt, increase, enhance, intensify, color, vivify, aggravate, raise, exaggerate, lift up, amplify

    Antonyms:
    lower, depress, diminish, deteriorate, abase, temper, tone, extenuate, modify, quality

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exalt, elevate, raise

  2. heighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    increase, enhance, augment

  3. heighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    intensify, aggravate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    increase, exacerbate, enhance

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How to use heighten in a sentence?

  1. Lynn Bufka:

    Election stress becomes exacerbated by arguments, stories, images and video on social media that can heighten concern and frustration, particularly with thousands of comments that can range from factual to hostile or even inflammatory.

  2. Josef Joffe:

    There is only one winner for sure: that is the AfD party, and that will heighten the pressure on Merkel to stem the refugee flow she herself has invited into the country.

  3. Del Rosario:

    The Philippines fully supports and will pro-actively promote the call of the United States on the '3 halts': halt in reclamation, halt in construction, and halt in aggressive actions that could further heighten tensions, we will agree to be bound only if China and other claimant states agree to the same.

  4. Stephen Namara:

    In regards to my work, I am trying to create atmospheres. I am, perhaps, not so much interested in the questions of details but on the way that the light is absorbed or reflected by the surface. I employ the tension of light and shadow to heighten the suggestion of spiritual qualities, much like the Spanish Realists of the seventeenth century. And always I am trying to reflect the present. For the present contains the memory of the past, even though the painting is the result of an extensive span.

  5. Todd Martinez:

    Should it be a default without signs of progress toward a resolution, it could heighten uncertainties and have some destabilizing effects, but these could be minimal if recent progress towards a deal continues.


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