HyperDic: sharpen

English > 8 senses of the word sharpen:
VERBcontactsharpenmake sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
changesharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
changesharpenbecome sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
changesharpen, focus, focalize, focaliseput (an image) into focus
perceptionsharpenmake (images or sounds) sharp or sharper / sharper
changesharpenraise the pitch of (musical notes)
changesharpen, taper, pointgive a point to
changesharpen, heightenmake (one's senses) more acute
sharpen > pronunciation
Soundsshaa'rpahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"sharpen the knives"
NarroweredgeProvide with an edge
honesharpen with a hone
strapsharpen with a strap
stropsharpen on a strop
whetsharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedull, bluntmake dull or blunt
Spanishafilar, agudizar, aguzar, amolar
Catalanafilar, afuar, aguditzar, agusar, esmolar
Nounssharpenerany implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake crisp or more crisp and precise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We had to sharpen our arguments"
Cause tosharpenBecome sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishafilar, agudizar, aguzar, amolar
Catalanafilar, afuar, agusar, esmolar
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBecome sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The debate sharpened"
Caused bysharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
Broaderintensify, deepenBecome more intense
Spanishafilar, aguzar, amolar
Catalanafilar, afuar, agusar, esmolar
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningput (an image) into focus.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsfocus, focalize, focalise
Cause tofocus, focalize, focaliseBecome focussed or come into focus
Narrowerrefocusput again into focus or focus more sharply
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Oppositeblur, blearmake dim or indistinct
Spanishcentrar, enfocar
Catalancentrar, enfocar
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 5, perception
Meaningmake (images or sounds) sharp or sharper / sharper.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
NarrowerfocusCause to converge on or toward a central point
Broaderchange intensityincrease / increase or decrease in intensity
Oppositesoftenmake (images or sounds) soft or softer
Spanishdefinir
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningRaise the pitch of (musical notes) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeflatten, droplower the pitch of (musical notes)
Spanishagudizar
Catalanaguditzar
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningGive a point to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstaper, point
Narroweracuminatemake sharp or acute
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
Spanishafilar, agudizar, ahusar
Catalanafilar
English > sharpen: 8 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake (one's senses) more acute.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"This drug will sharpen your vision"
Synonymheighten
Narrowersubtilize, subtilisemake (senses) more keen
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishafilar, agudizar, aguzar, amolar, intensificar
Catalanafilar, afuar, aguditzar, agusar, esmolar, intensificar

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