Hardens vs Enhance - What's the difference?

hardens | enhance |

As a noun hardens

is .

As a verb enhance is

(obsolete) to lift, raise up.




  • (harden)
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    (en verb)
  • To become hard (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • (ergative) To make something hard or harder (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • (dated) To become or make a person or thing resistant or less sensitive.
  • When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. — KJV, Exodus 4:21

    Derived terms

    * harden someone's heart


    * English ergative verbs ----



    Alternative forms

    * inhance * enhaunce * inhaunce


  • (obsolete) To lift, raise up.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • nought aghast, his mightie hand enhaunst : / The stroke down from her head vnto her shoulder glaunst.
    (Wyclif Bible)
  • To augment or make something greater.
  • * Southey
  • The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated.
  • * 2000 , Mordecai Roshwald, Liberty: Its Meaning and Scope , page 155
  • A hereditary monarch relies on pomp and ceremony, which enhance the respect for the institution
  • To improve something by adding features.
  • * 1986 , Maggie Righetti, Knitting in Plain English , page 192
  • A pom-pom to top off a stocking cap, a fringe to feather the edge of a shawl, tassels to define the points of an afghan, these are just a few of the delightful little goodies that enhance handknit things.
  • To be raised up; to grow larger.
  • A debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.


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