Definition of “enhance” - English Dictionary

“enhance” in British English

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enhanceverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈhɑːns/ us /ɪnˈhæns/

C1 to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something:

These scandals will not enhance the organization's reputation.

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  • It's things like this that enhance the quality of life.
  • The latest revelation certainly won't enhance her image.
  • Smart personnel practices enhance the value of a company and its stock.
  • A number of our clients want to look younger to enhance their career prospects.
  • Pictures can then be enhanced on a pc.
enhancement
noun [ C or U ] uk /ɪnˈhɑːns.mənt/ us /ɪnˈhæns.mənt/
-enhancing
suffix uk / -ɪn.hɑːn.sɪŋ/ us / -ɪn.hæn.sɪŋ/

(Definition of “enhance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“enhance” in American English

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enhanceverb [ T ]

us /ɪnˈhæns/

to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something:

The marinade enhances the flavor of the fish.
The county took steps to enhance water quality.
enhancement
noun [ C/U ] us /ɪnˈhæns·mənt/

[ C ] The new system is a major enhancement in security.
[ U ] Enhancement of local transportation is a priority.

(Definition of “enhance” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“enhance” in Business English

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enhanceverb [ T ]

uk /ɪnˈhɑːns/ us

to improve the quality, amount, or value of something:

The convention is an opportunity to enhance your business knowledge and polish your networking skills.
He believes that organizational effectiveness is enhanced by fair and ethical management.
High productivity lowers costs and enhances value.

(Definition of “enhance” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)