deep·en verb \ˈdē-pən\
: to become or to cause (something) to become deep or deeper
: to become or to cause (something, such as a feeling or emotion) to become stronger or more powerful
: to make (your knowledge, understanding, etc.) fuller or more complete
deep·eneddeep·en·ing \ˈdē-pə-niŋ, ˈdēp-niŋ\
: to become deeper or more profound
Examples of DEEPEN
- They deepened the river so that larger boats could sail through.
- Age had deepened the lines in his face.
- The water deepens toward the center of the river.
- Her powerful words deepened our commitment to the cause.
- The vacation together deepened their relationship with each other.
- The mystery was deepened by her silence.
- This class will deepen your understanding of economics.
- Living in the country's capital had deepened her knowledge of politics.
First Known Use of DEEPEN
Related to DEEPEN
- accentuate, amp (up), amplify, beef (up), boost, consolidate, intensify, enhance, heighten, magnify, redouble, step up, strengthen
- abate, moderate
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