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broaden

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verb, broad·en \ˈbrȯ-dən\

Simple Definition of broaden

  • : to make (something) wider or more general

  • : to become wider or more general

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of broaden

broadenedbroadening play \ˈbrȯd-niŋ, ˈbrȯ-dən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make broader

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become broad

Examples of broaden in a sentence

  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.



1726

First Known Use of broaden

1726



BROADEN Defined for Kids

broaden

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verb broad·en \ˈbrȯ-dən\

Definition of broaden for Students

broadenedbroadening

  1. :  to make or become wide or wider





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