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Hone vs. Improve

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Honenoun

A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.

Improveverb

(transitive) To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).

‘Painting the woodwork will improve this house.’; ‘Buying more servers would improve performance.’;

Honenoun

A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.

Improveverb

(intransitive) To become better.

‘I have improved since taking the tablets.’; ‘The error messages have improved since the last version, when they were incomprehensible.’;

Honenoun

A kind of swelling in the cheek.

Improveverb

(obsolete) To disprove or make void; to refute.

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Honeverb

To sharpen with a hone; to whet.

Improveverb

(obsolete) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.

‘to improve negligence’;

Honeverb

To use a hone to produce a precision bore.

Improveverb

(dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.

‘to improve one's time;’; ‘to improve his means’;

Honeverb

To refine or master (a skill).

Improveverb

To disprove or make void; to refute.

‘Neither can any of them make so strong a reason which another can not improve.’;

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Honeverb

To make more acute, intense, or effective.

Improveverb

To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.

‘When he rehearsed his preachings and his doing unto the high apostles, they could improve nothing.’;

Honeverb

To grumble.

Improveverb

To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.

‘I love not to improve the honor of the living by impairing that of the dead.’;

Honeverb

To pine, lament, or long.

Improveverb

To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.

‘We shall especially honor God by improving diligently the talents which God hath committed to us.’; ‘A hint that I do not remember to have seen opened and improved.’; ‘The court seldom fails to improve the opportunity.’; ‘How doth the little busy beeImprove each shining hour.’; ‘Those moments were diligently improved.’; ‘True policy, as well as good faith, in my opinion, binds us to improve the occasion.’;

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Honeverb

To grumble; pine; lament; long.

Improveverb

To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; - said with reference to what is bad.

‘We all have, I fear, . . . not a little improved the wretched inheritance of our ancestors.’;

Honeverb

To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.

Improveverb

To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.

‘We take care to improve in our frugality and diligence.’;

Honeverb

to render more precise or more effective; as, to hone one's skills.

Improveverb

To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.

Honenoun

A kind of swelling in the cheek.

Improveverb

To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.

Honenoun

A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone.

Improveverb

to make better;

‘The editor improved the manuscript with his changes’;

Honenoun

a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors

Improveverb

get better;

‘The weather improved toward evening’;

Honeverb

sharpen with a hone;

‘hone a knife’;

Honeverb

make perfect or complete;

‘perfect your French in Paris!’;

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