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verb (used with object)
to increase the
to increase the degree or amount of; augment:
Cézanne's death heightened the value of his paintings.
to strengthen, deepen, or intensify:
to heighten the plot of a story; to heighten one's awareness or appreciation; to heighten one's suffering.
to bring out the important features of, as in a drawing:
to heighten a picture with Chinese white.
verb (used without object)
The tension heightened as the enemy forces advanced.
to brighten or become more intense.
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British Dictionary definitions for
to make or become high or higher
to make or become more extreme or intense
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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