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broaden

broaden

verb broad·en \ˈbr-dən\

: to make (something) wider or more general

: to become wider or more general

broad·enedbroad·en·ing \ˈbrd-niŋ, ˈbr-dən-iŋ\

Full Definition of BROADEN

transitive verb
:  to make broader
intransitive verb
:  to become broad

Examples of BROADEN

  1. They need to broaden their understanding of other cultures.
  2. The police have broadened the scope of the investigation.
  3. Her smile broadened when I told her the good news.
  4. The investigation has broadened to include the mayor's staff.
  5. His interests broadened to include art and music, not just sports.

First Known Use of BROADEN

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