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Definition 1: become broader or wider or more extensive - [verb of change]

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

  • The road widened

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

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of widen ) become flared and widen, usually at one end

"The bellbottom pants flare out"

(... is a kind of widen ) become wider

"His pupils were dilated"

Definition 2: extend in scope or range or area - [verb of change]

Samples where widen 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 widen in the sense of this definition

(widen 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 widen ) make broader

"broaden the road"

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

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

"Markets are being increasingly globalized"

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

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

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

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

Definition 3: make wider - [verb of change]

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

  • widen the road

(widen is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of widen ) widen the interlinear spacing by inserting leads

(widen causes ...) become broader or wider or more extensive

"The road widened"

Definition 4: make (clothes) larger - [verb of change]

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

  • Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight

Synonyms for widen in the sense of this definition

(widen 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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