Definition for EN-HANCE

EN-HANCE, v.t. [enh'ans; Norm. enhancer, from hauncer, to raise. Qu. Norm. enhance, hauz; haulz, high.]

  1. To raise; to lift; applied to material things by Spenser, but this application is entirely obsolete.
  2. To raise; to advance; to highten; applied to price or value. War enhances the price of provisions; it enhances rents, and the value of lands.
  3. To raise; applied to qualities, quantity, pleasures, enjoyments, &c. Pleasure is enhanced by the difficulty of obtaining it.
  4. To increase; to aggravate. The guilt of a crime may be enhanced by circumstances.

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