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Enhance vs. Potentiate — What's the Difference?

Enhance vs. Potentiate — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Enhance and Potentiate

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Enhance

Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of
His refusal does nothing to enhance his reputation
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Potentiate

Increase the power, effect, or likelihood of (something, especially a drug or physiological reaction)
The glucose will potentiate intestinal absorption of sodium
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Enhance

To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness
Exercises that enhance cardiovascular health.
Spices that enhance the flavor of a sauce.
Renovations that enhance the neighborhood.
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Potentiate

To make (something, especially a drug or a metabolic or chemical reaction) effective or more effective.
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Enhance

(obsolete) To lift, raise up.
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Potentiate

(transitive) To endow with power.
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Enhance

To augment or make something greater.
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Potentiate

(transitive) To enhance.
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Enhance

To improve something by adding features.
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Potentiate

(transitive) To increase the potency (of a drug or biochemical agent).
These antidepressants potentiate the analgesic action of opiates.
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Enhance

(intransitive) To be raised up; to grow larger.
A debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.
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Potentiate

To render active or potent.
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Enhance

(radiology) To take up contrast agent (for an organ, tissue, or lesion).
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Potentiate

Increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon);
Potentiate the drug
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Enhance

To raise or lift up; to exalt.
Who, naught aghast, his mighty hand enhanced.
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Enhance

To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime.
The reputation of ferocity enhanced the value of their services, in making them feared as well as hated.
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Enhance

To be raised up; to grow larger; as, a debt enhances rapidly by compound interest.
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Enhance

Increase;
This will enhance your enjoyment
Heighten the tension
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Enhance

Make better or more attractive;
This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat
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