To excite and stimulate; stir:
To provoke deliberately; incite. Often used with up :
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To arouse; provoke
(Intransitive) To utter a keen.
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
To sharpen on a fine-grained whetstone.
To arouse strong feeling in:
To trim the edge of
To become aware of something:
Animate is defined as to bring to life.
To arrive at or attain the end of:
To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
Dishearten is defined as to discourage or cause the loss of hope.
To deaden, restrain, or depress:
Find another word for whetting. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for whetting, like: quickening, stirring, stimulating, sharpening, rousing, provoking, piquing, keening, inciting, honing and exciting.