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Sharpen vs. Pique

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Sharpen

To make or become sharp or sharper.
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Pique

A state of vexation caused by a perceived slight or indignity; a feeling of wounded pride.
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Sharpen

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

A tightly woven fabric with various raised patterns, produced especially by a double warp.
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Sharpen

(intransitive) To become sharp.
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Pique

To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
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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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Pique

To provoke; arouse
The portrait piqued her curiosity.
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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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Pique

To pride (oneself)
He piqued himself on his stylish attire.
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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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Pique

(transitive)
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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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Pique

To wound the pride of (someone); to excite to anger; to irritate, to offend.
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Sharpen

To grow or become sharp.
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Pique

To excite (someone) to action, especially by causing jealousy, resentment, etc.; also, to stimulate (an emotion or feeling, especially curiosity or interest).
I believe this will pique your interest.
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Sharpen

Make sharp or sharper;
Sharpen the knives
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Pique

(reflexive) To pride (oneself) on something.
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Sharpen

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

To excite or stimulate (oneself).
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Sharpen

Become sharp or sharper;
The debate sharpened
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Pique

(intransitive)
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Sharpen

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

To take pride in.
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Sharpen

Make (images or sounds) sharp or sharper
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Pique

To excite to action, especially by causing jealousy, resentment, etc.; also, to stimulate an emotion or feeling, especially curiosity or interest.
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Sharpen

Raise the pitch of (musical notes)
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Pique

To express jealousy, resentment, etc. at someone; to become angry or annoyed.
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Sharpen

Give a point to;
The candles are tapered
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Pique

To score a pique against (someone).
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Sharpen

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

(uncountable) Enmity, ill feeling; (countable) a feeling of animosity or a dispute.
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Pique

(uncountable) Irritation or resentment awakened by a social injury or slight; offence, especially taken in an emotional sense with little consideration or thought; (countable) especially in fit of pique: a transient feeling of wounded pride.
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Pique

In pique of honour: a matter, a point.
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Pique

(card games) In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
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Pique

(obsolete) A chigger, chigoe, or jigger (Tunga penetrans), a species of tropical flea.
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Pique

(sewing) piqué
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Pique

Synonym of pica
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Pique

A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, - used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
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Pique

The jigger. See Jigger.
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Pique

A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
Men take up piques and displeasures.
Wars had arisen . . . upon a personal pique.
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Pique

Keenly felt desire; a longing.
Though it have the pique, and long,'Tis still for something in the wrong.
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Pique

In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.
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Pique

To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
Pique her, and soothe in turn.
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Pique

To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
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Pique

To pride or value; - used reflexively.
Men . . . pique themselves upon their skill.
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Pique

To cause annoyance or irritation.
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Pique

Tightly woven fabric with raised cords
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Pique

A sudden outburst of anger;
His temper sparked like damp firewood
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Pique

Cause to feel resentment or indignation;
Her tactless remark offended me
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