broaden

[ brawd-n ]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to become or make broad.

Origin of broaden

1
First recorded in 1720–30; broad + -en1

Other words for broaden

Other words from broaden

  • o·ver·broad·en, verb
  • re·broad·en, verb
  • un·broad·ened, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for broaden

broaden

/ (ˈbrɔːdən) /


verb
  1. to make or become broad or broader; widen

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