Dignify vs Heighten - What's the difference?

dignify | heighten | Related terms |

Dignify is a related term of heighten.


As verbs the difference between dignify and heighten

is that dignify is to invest with dignity or honour while heighten is to make high; to raise higher; to elevate.

dignify

English

Verb

  • to invest with dignity or honour
  • to give distinction to
  • to exalt in rank
  • to honor.
  • Your worth will dignify our feast. - B. Jonson.

    Synonyms

    * exalt * elevate * prefer * advance * honor * illustrate * adorn * ennoble

    heighten

    English

    Verb

  • To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
  • To advance, increase, augment, make larger, more intense, stronger etc.
  • :to heighten beauty
  • :to heighten a flavor or a tint.
  • * 2006 , Ashley Seager, Employment rise gives chancellor a boost'', published in ''The Guardian Online , 6 December 2006
  • *:If Mr Brown chooses, he could raise his estimate of the economy's "trend" rate of growth in the coming years and so heighten his hopes of tax revenues.