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  • verbmake knifelike
  • verbimprove

synonyms for sharpen

  • file
  • grind
  • hone
  • strop
  • whet
  • acuminate
  • make acute
  • make sharp
  • put a point on
  • put an edge on
  • taper
See also synonyms for: sharpened / sharpening / unsharpened
  • better
  • enhance
  • fine-tune
  • improve
  • perfect
  • polish
  • polish up
  • make improvements
  • tune up

antonyms for sharpen

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  • blunt
  • dull
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    Your best bet is sending knives made from more exotic blade steels off to their makers for sharpening by their in-house specialists.
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    Small bone artifacts with sharpened tips unearthed in a Sri Lankan cave represent the earliest evidence of bow-and-arrow use outside Africa, says a team led by archaeologist Michelle Langley of Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
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    These people left behind small, sharpened stones with pointed ends.
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    This will give you the feeling of “going to class” and help sharpen your focus.
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    To do this it is necessary to slightly flatten all the fifths and sharpen the major thirds.
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    Mr. Blossom drew a jackknife from his pocket and began leisurely to sharpen a pencil.
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    Raf faced the misty figure, trying to force his memory to put features there, to sharpen outlines.
    STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
    His calm, classic features began to whiten (and sharpen) in the frosty moonlight.
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    The subtleties of the trail sharpen both physical and mental sensibility.
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    WORDS RELATED TO SHARPEN

    • align
    • balance
    • bring into line
    • calibrate
    • connect
    • correct
    • fine-tune
    • fit
    • fix
    • focus
    • grind
    • improve
    • improve accommodate
    • mend
    • overhaul
    • polish
    • put in working order
    • readjust
    • rectify
    • regulate
    • renovate
    • repair
    • service
    • set
    • sharpen
    • square
    • tighten
    • troubleshoot
    • tune up
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