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Harness vs. Sharpen

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Harnessnoun

(countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.

Sharpenverb

To make sharp.

‘to sharpen a pencil or a knife or a musical note’;

Harnessnoun

(countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.

Sharpenverb

(intransitive) To become sharp.

Harnessnoun

The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.

Sharpenverb

To make sharp.

‘The air . . . sharpened his visual rayTo objects distant far.’; ‘He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.’;

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Harnessnoun

The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.

Sharpenverb

To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.

‘Epicurean cooksSharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.’;

Harnessverb

(transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.

‘They harnessed the horse to the post.’;

Sharpenverb

To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.

‘Inclosures not only preserve sound, but increase and sharpen it.’;

Harnessverb

(transitive) To capture, control or put to use.

‘Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.’;

Sharpenverb

To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar.

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Harnessnoun

Originally, the complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; hence, in general, armor.

‘At least we'll die with harness on our back.’;

Sharpenverb

To grow or become sharp.

Harnessnoun

The equipment of a draught or carriage horse, for drawing a wagon, coach, chaise, etc.; gear; tackling.

Sharpenverb

make sharp or sharper;

‘sharpen the knives’;

Harnessnoun

The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.

Sharpenverb

make sharp or sharper;

‘We had to sharpen our arguments’;

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Harnessverb

To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.

‘Harnessed in rugged steel.’; ‘A gay dagger,Harnessed well and sharp as point of spear.’;

Sharpenverb

become sharp or sharper;

‘The debate sharpened’;

Harnessverb

Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.

Sharpenverb

put (an image) into focus;

‘Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie’;

Harnessverb

To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.

‘Harnessed to some regular profession.’;

Sharpenverb

make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper

Harnessnoun

a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

Sharpenverb

raise the pitch of (musical notes)

Harnessnoun

stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

Sharpenverb

give a point to;

‘The candles are tapered’;

Harnessverb

put a harness;

‘harness the horse’;

Sharpenverb

make (one's senses) more acute;

‘This drug will sharpen your vision’;

Harnessverb

exploit the power of;

‘harness natural forces and resources’;

Harnessverb

control and direct with or as if by reins;

‘rein a horse’;

Harnessverb

keep in check;

‘rule one's temper’;

Harnessnoun

a set of straps and fittings by which a horse or other draught animal is fastened to a cart, plough, etc. and is controlled by its driver.

Harnessnoun

an arrangement of straps for fastening something such as a parachute to a person's body or for restraining a young child.

Harnessverb

put a harness on (a horse or other draught animal)

‘the horse was harnessed to two long shafts’; ‘how to groom a horse and harness it’;

Harnessverb

control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy

‘attempts to harness solar energy’; ‘projects that harness the creativity of those living in the ghetto’;

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