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1. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] make sharp or sharper.

Synonyms

  • strap
  • strop
  • alter
  • modify
  • hone
  • change
  • whet

Antonyms

  • thin
  • heat
  • discolor
  • accelerate

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Rhymes with Sharpen

  • tarpon
  • karpen

Sentences with sharpen


1. Verb, base form
The best way to sharpen a pair of thinning shears is by using a scissor sharpening device.

Quotes about sharpen


1. Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.
- Stefan Zweig, The Post-Office Girl

2. I think you're still the only person sharp enough to sharpen someone like me.
- Veronica Roth, Allegiant

3. I'm not frightened. I'm not frightened of anything. The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.
- Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

2. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] put (an image) into focus; we cannot enjoy the movie".

Synonyms

  • focus
  • adjust
  • focalize
  • refocus
  • focalise
  • correct

Antonyms

  • recede
  • unstrap
  • untie
  • unfasten

3. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] become sharp or sharper.

Synonyms

  • intensify

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable

4. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] make crisp or more crisp and precise.

Synonyms

  • intensify
  • compound
  • heighten

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

5. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] give a point to.

Synonyms

  • deform
  • change shape
  • change form
  • taper
  • acuminate

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

6. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] raise the pitch of (musical notes).

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • better
  • assimilate
  • stiffen

7. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] make (one's senses) more acute.

Synonyms

  • subtilise
  • intensify
  • compound
  • heighten
  • subtilize

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

8. sharpen

verb. ['ˈʃɑːrpən'] make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper.

Synonyms

  • change intensity

Antonyms

  • blur
  • tune
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