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  Definition of sharpen
  1. put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
  2. become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened"
  3. make sharp or sharper; "We had to sharpen our arguments"
  4. make (one''s senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
  5. give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
  6. raise the pitch of (musical notes)
  7. make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
  8. make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
Similar Words: focus, focalize, focalise, heighten, taper, point

 

See Also: focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, taper off, peter out, fizzle out, fizzle

 

Hyponyms: refocus, pin down, narrow down, subtilize, subtilise, acuminate, strap, edge, strop, whet, hone, focus

 

Derivational Morphology: focalization, focalisation, focusing, focus, point, tip, peak, pointedness, taper, sharpener

 

 
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