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verb [intransitive/transitive] heighten pronunciation in British English /ˈhaɪt(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyheighten
he/she/itheightens
present participleheightening
past tenseheightened
past participleheightened
  1. if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or if a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger

    An educational effort to heighten awareness about global warming is currently underway.

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heightened

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heightened interest/awareness/expectations

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