Synonyms for sharpen

Synonyms for (verb) sharpen

Synonyms: sharpen, focalise, focalize, focus

Definition: put (an image) into focus

Usage: Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie

Similar words: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels


Synonyms: sharpen

Definition: become sharp or sharper

Usage: The debate sharpened

Similar words: deepen, intensify

Definition: become more intense

Usage: The debate intensified; His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan


Synonyms: sharpen

Definition: make crisp or more crisp and precise

Usage: We had to sharpen our arguments

Similar words: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions


Synonyms: sharpen, heighten

Definition: make (one's senses) more acute

Usage: This drug will sharpen your vision

Similar words: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions


Synonyms: taper, sharpen, point

Definition: give a point to

Usage: The candles are tapered

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: sharpen

Definition: raise the pitch of (musical notes)

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: sharpen

Definition: make sharp or sharper

Usage: sharpen the knives

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: sharpen

Definition: make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper

Similar words: change intensity

Definition: increase or decrease in intensity