Definition of heighten


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • heighten is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 15 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • heighten is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of heighten

  • make (one's senses) more acute (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. sharpen

  • make more intense, stronger, or more marked (verb)

    Examples

    1. Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness

    Synonyms

    1. compound
    2. deepen
    3. intensify

  • become more extreme (verb)

    Examples

    1. The tension heightened

    Synonyms

    1. rise

  • increase (verb)

    Examples

    1. heighten the tension

    Synonyms

    1. enhance
    2. raise

  • increase the height of (verb)

    Examples

    1. The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars

  • make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity (verb)

    Examples

    1. heightened interest

See definition of heighten in Merriam Webster