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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. 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.

  2. Credit Suisse:

    Both these factors heighten the risk of delay.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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