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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. Lee Seung-yeop:

    Golf has become very popular among the public, while at the same time it has an elitist, extravagant image and is very expensive, 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. Kelly Dittmar:

    I think that having women on the ticket, being the candidates for the opposition in this moment, does have the potential to only heighten that enthusiasm and engagement among women more so than it changes their vote, most of these women probably would have voted for a Democrat anyway -- but does it increase their overall engagement with the election itself ? Are they participating, going to the rallies, volunteering, giving more financial support -- all those levels of engagement ? I do think that is an outstanding question that we are all paying attention to.

  4. 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.

  5. Defense Department spokesman:

    We are concerned that additional North Korean provocations could heighten tensions, lead to a cycle of escalation.


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