Associations to the word «Sharpen»


SHARPEN, verb. (transitive) (sometimes figurative) To make sharp

Dictionary definition

SHARPEN, verb. Make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives".
SHARPEN, verb. Make crisp or more crisp and precise; "We had to sharpen our arguments".
SHARPEN, verb. Become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened".
SHARPEN, verb. Put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie".
SHARPEN, verb. Make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper.
SHARPEN, verb. Raise the pitch of (musical notes).
SHARPEN, verb. Give a point to; "The candles are tapered".
SHARPEN, verb. Make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.