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Synonyms for heighten
ˈhaɪt n

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heighten, riseverb

    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. heightenverb

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

    "heightened interest"

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

  3. enhance, heighten, raiseverb

    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. heightenverb

    increase the height of

    "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

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

  5. sharpen, heightenverb

    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, deepenverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. heightenverb

    Synonyms:
    exalt, elevate, raise

  2. heightenverb

    Synonyms:
    increase, enhance, augment

  3. heightenverb

    Synonyms:
    intensify, aggravate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "heighten":

    increase, exacerbate, enhance

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How to use heighten in a sentence?

  1. Lee Seung-yeop:

    We feel it is right that we develop golf as a public sport, ease some of the consumers' burden, expand the sport's base and heighten the golf industry's international competitiveness.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Councilman Jerry Schiro:

    Given the heighten( sic) sensitivity to racism in our country today, they are particularly concerning and divisive when made by elected officials, we are, and should be, held to higher standards in our thinking and actions. I can assure the citizens of Luray this type of thinking is not indicative of the Town Council Members or Staff.

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