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To make or become sharp or sharper.
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  1. To make or become sharp or sharper.
To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
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  1. To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; to increase the strength of; to fortify; to reinforce.
  2. To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
  3. To become strong or stronger.
To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
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  1. To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
  2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
  3. To raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify.
To cause to appear important or deserving of attention:
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  1. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention:
  2. To give emphasis to; give special force or prominence to; stress
To make or become deep or deeper.
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  1. To make or become deep or deeper.
To increase in intensity, extent, or amount:
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  1. To increase in intensity, extent, or amount:
  2. To pass (a transaction or case) on to a higher level in an organizational hierarchy:
  3. To grow or increase rapidly, often to the point of becoming unmanageable, as prices or wages
To multiply; reproduce.
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  1. To multiply; reproduce.
  2. To make greater or larger.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To make more intense or sharp; aggravate (disease, pain, annoyance, etc.)
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  1. To make more intense or sharp; aggravate (disease, pain, annoyance, etc.)
  2. To make worse (pain, anger, etc.) worse; aggravate.
  3. To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate:
To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
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  1. To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
  2. To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness:
  3. To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
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  1. To alter and increase fraudulently the written value of (a check, for example).
  2. (Bridge) To increase (one's partner's bid in a suit or in no-trump)
  3. To increase the bid of (one's bridge partner).
To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
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  1. To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
  2. To give emphasis to; stress:
  3. To direct or aim:
To cause to give a higher tone or sound; to give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten; to strengthen.
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  1. To cause to give a higher tone or sound; to give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten; to strengthen.
  2. To firm and strengthen the muscles of the body by regular exercise.
To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up
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  1. To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up
(Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
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  1. (Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
  2. (Intransitive) To become less serious or more cheerful.
  3. To become light; grow brighter
To give a darker hue to.
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  1. To give a darker hue to.
  2. To become dark or darker.
  3. To render vague or uncertain; obscure:
(Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
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  1. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
  2. To increase by degree; gather:
  3. To increase the strength, density, or intensity of
(Intransitive) To become twice as big.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become twice as big.
  2. To double, especially to double again; to increase considerably; to multiply; to intensify.
  3. (Bridge) To further increase the point value or penalty of a bid which an opponent has doubled
To become greater; increase
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  1. To become greater; increase
  2. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
  3. To become augmented.
To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
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  1. To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
  2. To reward an experimental subject, for example with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
  3. (Psychol.) To increase the probability of (a response to a stimulus) by giving a reward or ending a painful stimulus
To make more intense or extreme:
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  1. To make more intense or extreme:
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To increase or have the power to increase the size or volume of an image or a sound.
To produce amplification of:
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  1. To produce amplification of:
  2. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
  3. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.
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  1. To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.
  2. To become excited or stimulated:
  3. To cause (a body or soul, for example) to become alive; vitalize.
To make gaudy and bright.
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  1. To make gaudy and bright.
  2. To give a rhythm/melody reminiscent of jazz.
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To make or become deep or deeper.
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  1. To make or become deep or deeper.
To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
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  1. To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
  2. To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
  3. To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness:
To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
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  1. To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
  2. To make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify
  3. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
(Intransitive) To become twice as big.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become twice as big.
  2. To turn backward, as on one's tracks
  3. To make twice as much or twice as great

Synonym Study

  • Enhance implies the addition of something so as to make more attractive or desirable she used cosmetics to enhance her beauty
  • To heighten is to make greater, stronger, more vivid, etc. so as to raise above the ordinary or commonplace music served to heighten the effect
  • Aggravate implies a making more serious, unbearable, etc. and connotes something that is unpleasant or troublesome in itself your insolence only aggravates the offense
  • Intensify implies an increasing in the degree of force, vehemence, vividness, etc. his absence only intensified her longing
Find another word for intensify. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for intensify, like: sharpen, step up, strengthen, heighten, emphasize, deepen, escalate, increase, aggravate, exacerbate and enhance.