Definition of sharpen


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • sharpen is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 12 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • sharpen is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 13 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of sharpen

  • make (one's senses) more acute (verb)

    Examples

    1. This drug will sharpen your vision

    Synonyms

    1. heighten

  • put (an image) into focus (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. focalise
    2. focalize
    3. focus

  • give a point to (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. point
    2. taper

  • become sharp or sharper (verb)

    Examples

    1. The debate sharpened

  • make crisp or more crisp and precise (verb)

    Examples

    1. We had to sharpen our arguments

  • make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper (verb)

  • make sharp or sharper (verb)

    Examples

    1. sharpen the knives

  • raise the pitch of (musical notes) (verb)

See definition of sharpen in Merriam Webster