• IPA: /ˈhaɪtən/

heighten (heightens, present participle heightening; past and past participle heightened)

  1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
  2. To advance, increase, augment, make larger, more intense, stronger etc.
    to heighten beauty
    to heighten a flavor or a tint
    to heighten his awareness
    “That’s heightened by the impact of climate change,” she added.
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