Definition of Broaden

1. Verb. Make broader. "Broaden the road"

Generic synonyms: Extend, Widen



2. Verb. Extend in scope or range or area. "Extend your backyard"
Exact synonyms: Extend, Widen
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Territorialise, Territorialize, Globalise, Globalize, Stretch
Related verbs: Expand, Extend
Derivative terms: Extension, Extensive, Extent

3. Verb. Vary in order to spread risk or to expand. "The company diversified"
Exact synonyms: Branch Out, Diversify
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary
Derivative terms: Diversification, Diversification, Diversity
Antonyms: Specialise, Specialize

4. Verb. Become broader. "The road broadened"
Generic synonyms: Increase

Definition of Broaden

1. v. t. To grow broad; to become broader or wider.

2. v. t. To make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive.

Definition of Broaden

1. Verb. (transitive) To make broad or broader. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To become broad or broader. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Broaden

1. to make broad [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: broad

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Broaden

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broadcast medium
broadcast seeding
broadcast station
broadcast stations
broadcastable
broadcasted
broadcaster
broadcasters
broadcasting
broadcasting company
broadcasting studio
broadcasts
broadcloth
broadcloths
broaden (current term)
broaden one's horizons
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broadener
broadeners
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broadish
broadleaf

Literary usage of Broaden

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1. Training for the Public Profession of the Law: Historical Development and by Alfred Zantzinger Reed (1921)
"... PART VI EFFORTS TO broaden THE TRAINING OF LAWYERS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER CENTURY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"This is not all, sir ; I broaden this allegation. Ever since the signature of the treaty, and especially since its rejection, Baez has been sustained in ..."

3. The Pioneer Mothers of America: A Record of the More Notable Women of the by Harry Clinton Green, Mary Wolcott Green (1912)
"... best calculated to broaden and strengthen their character, the Women of the Revolution were noted for their intense patriotism, firmness, decision, ..."

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