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deepen

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verb deep·en \ˈdē-pən\

Simple Definition of deepen

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deepen

deepened

deepening

play \ˈdē-pə-niŋ, ˈdēp-niŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make deep or deeper

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become deeper or more profound

Examples of deepen in a sentence

  1. They deepened the river so that larger boats could sail through.

  2. Age had deepened the lines in his face.

  3. The water deepens toward the center of the river.

  4. Her powerful words deepened our commitment to the cause.

  5. The vacation together deepened their relationship with each other.

  6. The mystery was deepened by her silence.

  7. This class will deepen your understanding of economics.

  8. Living in the country's capital had deepened her knowledge of politics.



1598

First Known Use of deepen

1598

Rhymes with deepen


DEEPEN Defined for Kids

deepen

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verb deep·en \ˈdē-pən\

Definition of deepen for Students

deepened

deepening

  1. :  to make or become deep or deeper <I deepened the hole.>





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