Enhances vs Promotes - What's the difference?

enhances | promotes |

As verbs the difference between enhances and promotes

is that enhances is (enhance) while promotes is (promote).




  • (enhance)

  • enhance


    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.


    * See also




  • (promote)
  • Anagrams





  • To raise (someone) to a more important, responsible, or remunerative job or rank.
  • He promoted his clerk to office manager.
    Having crossed the chessboard, his pawn was promoted to a queen.
  • To advocate or urge on behalf of (something or someone); to attempt to popularize or sell by means of advertising or publicity.
  • They promoted the abolition of daylight saving time.
    They promoted the new film with giant billboards.
  • To encourage, urge or incite
  • {{quote-Fanny Hill, part=5 , so that finding myself on the point of going, and loath to leave the tender partner of my joys behind me, I employed all the forwarding motions and arts my experience suggested to me, to promote his keeping me company to our journey's end}}
  • To elevate to the above league.
  • At the end of the season, three teams are promoted to the Premier League.
  • (label) To increase the activity of a catalyst by changing its surface structure
  • (label) To exchange a pawn for a queen or other piece when it reaches the 8th rank
  • Antonyms

    * (raise rank) demote * (advocate or urge on behalf of) denigrate, oppose


    * * English transitive verbs ----