deepen

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verb deep·en \ ˈdē-pən \

Definition of deepen

deepened; deepening play \ˈdē-pə-niŋ, ˈdēp-niŋ\
transitive verb
:to make deep or deeper
intransitive verb
: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.

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First Known Use of deepen

1598


DEEPEN Defined for English Language Learners

deepen

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Definition of deepen for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DEEPEN Defined for Kids

deepen

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verb deep·en \ ˈdē-pən \

Definition of deepen for Students

deepened; deepening
:to make or become deep or deeper
  • I deepened the hole.


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