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  1. [verb] become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
    Synonyms: rise

  2. [verb] make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity; "heightened interest"

  3. [verb] increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
    Synonyms: enhance, raise

  4. [verb] increase the height of; "The athletes kept jumping over the steadily heightened bars"

  5. [verb] make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
    Synonyms: sharpen

  6. [verb] make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
    Synonyms: intensify, compound, deepen


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