Meaning of HEIGHTEN in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ haɪt(ə)n ]

( heightens, heightening, heightened)

If something heightens a feeling or if the feeling heightens , the feeling increases in degree or intensity.

The move has heightened tension in the state...

Cross’s interest heightened.

...a heightened awareness of the dangers that they now face.

= intensify

VERB : V n , V , V-ed

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