September 9, 2019 =========
☆ heighten 高める
If something heightens a feeling, or a feeling heightens, the feeling increases in degree or intensity. It is often used in negative situations, such as “The tragedy has heightened our awareness of the need for improved safety measures.” Or “The tension between the two groups has heightened.”
However, you can use it in a positive way, too. For example, “Being out in nature heightens my senses and I can really smell the fresh air.” Or, “When I close my eyes, I can really heighten my hearing.” And even meditation, many people say that focusing on their breath and slowing it right down, can heighten all their senses, but in particular touch, smell and hearing.