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Definition of Sharpen


  1. To make sharp.
  2. To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw.
  3. To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious.
  4. To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.
  5. To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.
  6. To make biting, sarcastic, or severe.
  7. To render more shrill or piercing.
  8. To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar.
  9. To raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to apply a sharp to.
  10. To grow or become sharp.
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Sharpen Translations

sharpen in Dutch is aanzetten, scherpen, slijpen
sharpen in Italian is acuire, trascinare
sharpen in Spanish is afilar, aguzar