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Synonyms for sharpen

Synonyms for sharpen

to give a sharp edge to

Synonyms for sharpen

make sharp or sharper

make crisp or more crisp and precise

become sharp or sharper

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put (an image) into focus

make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper


raise the pitch of (musical notes)

give a point to

make (one's senses) more acute

References in classic literature ?
Why should they brighten their tomahawks and sharpen their knives against each other?
Then she left them and went down into the palace kitchens, where she told the servants to sharpen the knives, and to make a great fire ready, and hang a large kettleful of water over it.
He asked permission to clean and polish and sharpen them--a favour which was readily granted.
The original causes which dispose men to the things which I have mentioned are, taken in one manner, seven in number, in another they are more; two of which are the same with those that have been already mentioned: but influencing in a different manner; for profit and honour sharpen men against each other; not to get the possession of them for themselves (which was what I just now supposed), but when they see others, some justly, others [1302b] unjustly, engrossing them.
He was seized by the chief of this region, fastened to the foot of a baobab, and the ferocious black then severed all his joints while the war-song of his tribe was chanted; he then made a gash in the prisoner's neck, stopped to sharpen his knife, and fairly tore away the poor wretch's head before it had been cut from the body.
Well, he wrote so furiously that he broke his pencil, and had, as you observe, to sharpen it again.
Holmes was so charmed with one of them that he insisted on drawing it in his notebook, broke his pencil, had to borrow one from our host and finally borrowed a knife to sharpen his own.
The cook borrowed a stone from Johansen and proceeded to sharpen the knife.
Calphalon Self-Sharpening Cutlery with SharpIN(TM) technology automatically sharpens knives with every use, and are available in a variety of product lines, including Classic, Contemporary and Precision.
The exception to this is the Bushcraft Scandi or Zero Grind, which sharpens all the way to the edge.
The entire process takes less than five minutes, and the unit even sharpens serrated edges and gut hooks.
With just a few drops of water, the DMT stone sharpens my tools quickly, and the whole maintenance aspect is removed," he said.
The entire process of writing, from determining the subject, to codifying your ideas, and editing/refining your written work sharpens both the logic and precision of your thoughts.
The CNC XPS-16 automatic CNC drill sharpener sharpens conical, four facet, standard split point and radius split points 90[degrees] to 150[degrees] with one touch.
Orborny personally sharpens about 500 to 750 bits a day.