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Definition 1: become broader - [verb of change]

Samples where broaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The road broadened

(broaden is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 2: make broader - [verb of change]

Samples where broaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • broaden the road

(broaden is a kind of ...) extend in scope or range or area

"The law was extended to all citizens" "widen the range of applications" "broaden your horizon" "Extend your backyard"

(broaden causes ...) become broader

"The road broadened"

Definition 3: extend in scope or range or area - [verb of change]

Samples where broaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The law was extended to all citizens
  • widen the range of applications
  • broaden your horizon
  • Extend your backyard

Synonyms for broaden in the sense of this definition

(broaden is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of broaden ) make broader

"broaden the road"

(... is a kind of broaden ) extend by adding territory

(... is a kind of broaden ) make world-wide in scope or application

"Markets are being increasingly globalized"

(... is a kind of broaden ) extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly

"Stretch the limits" "stretch my patience" "stretch the imagination"

(broaden has a similar meaning as ...) expand the influence of

"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

Definition 4: vary in order to spread risk or to expand - [verb of change]

Samples where broaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company diversified

Synonyms for broaden in the sense of this definition

(broaden is a kind of ...) become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

"her mood changes in accordance with the weather" "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

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