Synonyms of heightening


1. heighten, rise, increase

usage: become more extreme; "The tension heightened"

2. heighten, increase

usage: make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"

3. enhance, heighten, raise, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"

4. heighten, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up

usage: increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

5. sharpen, heighten, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"

6. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen, increase

usage: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"


1. heightening(prenominal), intensifying (vs. moderating)

usage: reaching a higher intensity; "their heightening fears"

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