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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Enhance


ENH'ANCE, verb transitive enh'ans.

1. To raise; to lift; applied to material things by Spenser, but this application is entirely obsolete.

2. To raise; to advance; to highthen; applied to price or value. War enhances the price of provisions; it enhances rents, and the value of lands.

3. To raise; applied to qualities, quantity, pleasures, enjoyments, etc. Pleasure is enhanced by the difficulty of obtaining it.

4. To increase; to aggravate. The guilt of a crime may be enhanced by circumstances.

ENH'ANCE, verb intransitive enh'ans. To be raised; to swell; to grow larger. A debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.