- to become or make broad.
Origin of broaden
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extend, expand, enlarge, widen; enlighten, inform, educate; sophisticate.
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Examples from the Web for broaden
You broaden your base, you broaden your message, it shows that you really want to get things done.Return of the Northeastern Republican
November 4, 2014
On the other hand, this prize does afford us a chance to broaden our horizons beyond the borders of whatever country we live in.Who the Hell Is Patrick Modiano?
October 9, 2014
Johnson urged conservatives to tone down their rhetoric to try to broaden the base.Conservative Senator Kicks Tea Party to the Curb
May 31, 2014
But while Paul may broaden his rhetoric, his outreach is cramped.Who to Blame for Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy
April 30, 2014
You could, I suppose, broaden the definition of “runner-up” to include Romney.The Most Annoying Myth in Politics
February 24, 2014
For Eleanore had been swift to use my success to broaden both our lives.The Harbor
Their ideas will broaden by and by, when they are as old as I am.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Her brogue was apt to broaden when pleasure pulled down her dignity.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
British liberty was once more "to broaden down from precedent to precedent."Charles Carleton Coffin
William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
It is Art that is going to civilize mankind; broaden his sympathies.All Roads Lead to Calvary
Jerome K. Jerome
- to make or become broad or broader; widen
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Word Origin and History for broaden
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