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Intensify vs Aggravate vs Heighten vs Enhance

Intensify, aggravateheightenenhance mean to increase markedly in degree or measure.

Intensify implies a deepening or strengthening of a thing or especially of its characteristic quality.

Aggravate implies a manifest increase in the seriousness of a situation or condition that is already unpleasant or difficult.

Heighten and enhance both imply a lifting or raising; heighten, however, tends to imply a lifting above the ordinary, the trite, or the commonplace, and a consequent increase in sharpness and poignancy, and enhance a lifting above the norm or the average in desirability or attractiveness by the addition of something that increases the value, charm, or prestige of the thing enhanced.