broaden

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verb broad·en \ˈbrȯ-dən\

Definition of broaden

broadened

broadening

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 English Language Learners

broaden

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verb broad·en \ˈbrȯ-dən\

Definition of broaden for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) wider or more general

  • : to become wider or more general


BROADEN Defined for Kids

broaden

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verb broad·en \ˈbrȯ-dən\

Definition of broaden for Students

broadened

broadening

  1. :  to make or become wide or wider


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