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Definitions of sharpen

  1. To make or become sharp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To make sharp or sharper; give edge or point to; make more acute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make sharp or keen: to give edge or point to: to make pungent or painful: to make severe: to make eager, active, or acute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To grow or become sharp. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To become sharp. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To grow sharp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. put into focus; as of an image on a screen; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make sharp or sharper of images and sounds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make sharp or sharper; "We had to sharpen our arguments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. give a point to; "The candles are tapered" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. raise the pitch of (musical notes) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. To make, or grow, sharp. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To make sharp or keen; to make more eager, pungent, sarcastic, acid, shrill, or distressing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To make sharp or keen; to render quick or eager; in music, to raise a note a semitone; to make sharp or acid; to become sharp. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. To make sharp. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To render more shrill or piercing. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for sharpen

  1. I was once the unseen spectator of a thrilling battle between a pair of grizzly bears and three buffaloes- a rash act for the bears, for it was in the moon of strawberries, when the buffaloes sharpen and polish their horns for bloody contests among themselves. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  2. Saint Aldegonde expressed the hope that the seizure of Namur Castle would open the eyes of the people, and certainly the Prince did his best to sharpen their vision. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
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