ENHANCE vs. IMPROVE
ENHANCE vs. IMPROVE: meaning and examples
Last week we received the following question from Fernando Solana:
Could you please tell me the difference between enhance and improve.
Best regards. F. Solana
Enhance means: to increase or further improve the good quality, value or status of something. To make something better or more attractive.
Improve means: to become better than before. To make something better than before.
As you can see, the words are synonymous. When referring to other things, they can both be translated to Spanish as mejorar.
They used advertising to enhance the reputation of the company.
They used advertising to improve the reputation of the company.
However, enhance must always take an object. You can only enhance other things, so you cannot translate enhance as mejorarse.
He has been very ill, but now he feels better; the doctor says that he will continue to improve.
***He has been very ill, but now he feels better; the doctor says that he will continue to enhance.*** (INCORRECT!!)
The service that the company offers has improved a lot since in the past year, and the advertising campaign is helping to enhance its reputation.
So, the main difference between these verbs is structural: enhance always takes an object, and improve can take an object or it can be intransitive (without an object).
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