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Harness vs. Sharpen — What's the Difference?

Harness vs. Sharpen — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Harness and Sharpen

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Harness

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.
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Sharpen

To make or become sharp or sharper.
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Harness

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
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Sharpen

To make sharp.
To sharpen a pencil or a knife or a musical note
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Harness

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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Sharpen

(intransitive) To become sharp.
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Harness

The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
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Sharpen

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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Harness

Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
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Sharpen

To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.
Epicurean cooksSharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.
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Harness

A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
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Sharpen

To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.
Inclosures not only preserve sound, but increase and sharpen it.
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Harness

(Archaic) Armor for a man or horse.
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Sharpen

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

To put a harness on (a draft animal).
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Sharpen

To grow or become sharp.
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Harness

To fasten by the use of a harness.
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Sharpen

Make sharp or sharper;
Sharpen the knives
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Harness

To bring under control and direct the force of
If you can harness your energy, you will accomplish a great deal.
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Sharpen

Make sharp or sharper;
We had to sharpen our arguments
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Harness

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

Become sharp or sharper;
The debate sharpened
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Harness

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

Put (an image) into focus;
Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie
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Harness

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

Make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
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Harness

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.
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Sharpen

Raise the pitch of (musical notes)
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Harness

Equipment for any kind of labour.
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Sharpen

Give a point to;
The candles are tapered
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Harness

(transitive) To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
They harnessed the horse to the post.
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Sharpen

Make (one's senses) more acute;
This drug will sharpen your vision
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Harness

(transitive) To capture, control or put to use.
Imagine what might happen if it were possible to harness solar energy fully.
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Harness

(transitive) To equip with armour.
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Harness

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.
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Harness

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

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.
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Harness

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.
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Harness

Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
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Harness

To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
Harnessed to some regular profession.
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Harness

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

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
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Harness

Put a harness;
Harness the horse
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Harness

Exploit the power of;
Harness natural forces and resources
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Harness

Control and direct with or as if by reins;
Rein a horse
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Harness

Keep in check;
Rule one's temper
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