- Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of: his refusal does nothing to enhance his reputationMore example sentences
- It may be sensible to use it to pay for a major home repair or improvement that will enhance the quality of your life.
- This approach has ensured that great strides have been made in improving and enhancing the cemetery.
- Improving democracy is about enhancing the opportunities for local communities to make their own decisions.
Middle English (formerly also as inhance): from Anglo-Norman French enhauncer, based on Latin in- (expressing intensive force) + altus 'high'. The word originally meant 'elevate' (literally and figuratively), later 'exaggerate, make appear greater', also 'raise the value or price of something'. Current senses date from the early 16th century.