make sharp or sharper
"sharpen the knives"
make crisp or more crisp and precise
"We had to sharpen our arguments"
become sharp or sharper
"The debate sharpened"
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen(verb)
put (an image) into focus
"Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
raise the pitch of (musical notes)
sharpen, taper, point(verb)
give a point to
"The candles are tapered"
manoeuvre, manoeuver, focus, head, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, taper, luff, designate, sharpen, guide, repoint, heighten, focalise, direct, channelize, focalize, point, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show
make (one's senses) more acute
"This drug will sharpen your vision"
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Translations for sharpen
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- affiler, aiguiser, affûterFrench
- affinare, arrotare, affilare, molareItalian
- oroi, whakakoiMāori
- точи, остриMacedonian
- hvesse, skjerpe, kvesseNorwegian
- slijpen, aanscherpen, scherpenDutch
- skjerpe, kvesseNorwegian Nynorsk
- apontar, afiarPortuguese
- точить, заточитьRussian
- tipükön, japükönVolapük
- rishinmî, rawijhî, shinmîWalloon
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