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VERB (4)

1. make broader;
- Example: "broaden the road"

2. extend in scope or range or area;
- Example: "The law was extended to all citizens"
- Example: "widen the range of applications"
- Example: "broaden your horizon"
- Example: "Extend your backyard"
[syn: widen, broaden, extend]

3. vary in order to spread risk or to expand;
- Example: "The company diversified"
[syn: diversify, branch out, broaden]

4. become broader;
- Example: "The road broadened"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Broaden \Broad"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Broadened; p. pr. & vb. n. Broadening.] [From Broad, a.] To grow broad; to become broader or wider. [1913 Webster] The broadening sun appears. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Broaden \Broad"en\, v. t. To make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "broaden": accrue, accumulate, add to, advance, aggrandize, amplify, appreciate, augment, balloon, bloat, blow up, boom, boost, breed, build, build up, bulk, bulk out, crescendo, deal in generalities, deepen, develop, dilate, distend, ecumenicize, enlarge, exalt, expand, extend, fatten, fill out, gain, gain strength, generalize, get ahead, globalize, go up, greaten, grow, hike, hike up, huff, increase, inflate, intensify, jack up, jump up, lengthen, magnify, make a generalization, maximize, mount, multiply, open, outspread, outstretch, parlay, proliferate, puff, puff up, pump, pump up, put up, pyramid, raise, rarefy, rise, run up, shoot up, snowball, spread, spread out, strengthen, stretch, sufflate, swell, thicken, tumefy, universalize, up, wax, widen