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Spell check of sharpen

Correct spelling: sharpen

Synonyms:
maneuver, bolster, reinforce, emphasize, direct, edge, localise, clarify, flatten, stone, invigorate, harden, enrich, show, head, chop, chisel, concentre, manoeuvre, thicken, manoeuver, centre, point, crimp, optimization, strop, place, concenter, sharp, boost, file, pore, chase, channelise, indicate, focalise, increase, magnify, acuminate, improve, whet, bespeak, designate, concentrate, grind, focus, escalate, hone, guide, enhance, strengthen, underline, stress, stiffen, intensify, repoint, target, channelize, luff, chip away, remedy, cloud, center, signal, level, card, obscure, betoken, rivet, revitalize, accentuate, charge, exaggerate, cut, improve on, taper, drill, toughen, correct, raise, steer, flail, localize, heighten, aim, deepen, focalize, rise, confuse, orient, compound, lift.

Antonyms:
drop, polish, flatten, gloss, burnish, blear, dull, round, blur, soften, smooth, blunt, buff.

Examples of usage:

1) I don't need anything to sharpen my appetite, which is always good on sea or land. - "The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island", Cyril Burleigh.

2) The reef is small; there is not much that is grand about it; but if one sits there while the sun sinks, a glowing ball, into the sea exactly opposite, and the ruby and diamond points of the lighthouses flash out far and wide, and perhaps a clear pale sickle moon begins to sharpen in outline in the fading sky, there is plenty on which to exercise the imagination. - "Cornwall", G. E. Mitton.

3) When did a gig ever sharpen anybody's wits and energies, unless it was when the horse bolted, and, crashing madly down a steep hill with a stone wall at the bottom, his desperate circumstances suggested to the only gentleman left inside some novel and unheard- of mode of dropping out behind? - "Dickens As an Educator", James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.

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