Enhance En*hance", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enhanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enhancing}.] [Norm. F. enhauncer, enhaucer, OF. enhaleier, enhaucier; pref. en- (L. in) + haucier to lift, raise up, from an assumed L. altiare, fr. L. altus high; cf. Pr. enansar, enanzar, to advance, exalt, and E. advance. See {Altitude}, and cf. {Hawser}.] 1. To raise or lift up; to exalt. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime. [1913 Webster]

The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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