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Increase in value; improvement.

Enhancement is generally used to mean an increase in the market value of property that is the result of an improvement.

The enhancement of a criminal penalty means the increase of punishment, such as by increasing a jail sentence. This type of enhancement might be affected when the criminal's motive is found to be particularly depraved.


(Exaggeration), noun elaboration, embellishment, exaggeration, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, superlative


(Increase), noun accession, advance, aggrandizement, amelioration, amendment, amplification, augmentation, betterment, boom, deepening, enlargement, enrichment, exaltation, heightening, improvement, intensification, melioration, progress, reform, renewal, revaluation, strengthening
See also: accession, additive, advance, amendment, augmentation, boom, correction, development, enlargement, hyperbole, increase, progress, reform, renewal
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A prevention program aimed to promote positive body image among university students also utilized self-esteem enhancement as part of its strategy (McVey et al.
This study and other studies have shown that it might be beneficial to offer self-esteem enhancement education to children to improve their feelings about themselves.
3) Develop a multidimensional mentoring program that includes such components as relationship building, self-esteem enhancement, goal setting, and academic assistance.
Alienation, insecurity, and feelings of inadequacy can be lessened when educators develop self-esteem enhancement strategies for students.
Strategies promoting the Mexican-American adolescent female's body image should include techniques for self-esteem enhancement.
Thus, school health education specialists may consider supplementing dropout prevention programs with school and home self-esteem enhancement components.