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1. sharpen, change, alter, modify

usage: make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"

2. sharpen, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: make crisp or more crisp and precise; "We had to sharpen our arguments"

3. sharpen, intensify, deepen

usage: become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened"

4. focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen, adjust, set, correct

usage: put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

5. sharpen, change intensity

usage: make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper

6. sharpen, change, alter, modify

usage: raise the pitch of (musical notes)

7. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform

usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"

8. sharpen, heighten, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"

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