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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by andyjean, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. andyjean Junior Member

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Bogotá, Colombia (spanish)
    Hi Everybody!!

    A simple question to english native speakers:

    what is the difference between "enhance" and "improve"?

    thanks for your answers
     
  2. Sprachliebhaber Senior Member

    USA English
    "Enhance" = heighten or increase, especially to increase or improve something in value, etc.
    "Improve" = to enhance something in value or quality, to make it better.

    In other words, they are close synonyms. Use "enhance" if you mean heighten (enhanced awareness) and "improve" if you mean to make something better, but in many cases they are interchangeable.
     
  3. andyjean Junior Member

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Bogotá, Colombia (spanish)
    thanks Sprachliebhaber
     

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