verb (used with or without object)
Examples from the Web for broaden
You broaden your base, you broaden your message, it shows that you really want to get things done.
On the other hand, this prize does afford us a chance to broaden our horizons beyond the borders of whatever country we live in.
Johnson urged conservatives to tone down their rhetoric to try to broaden the base.
But while Paul may broaden his rhetoric, his outreach is cramped.
You could, I suppose, broaden the definition of “runner-up” to include Romney.
Every new invention, every fresh culture acquisition, is helping to strengthen and broaden the psychical environment of man.Religion & Sex|Chapman Cohen
Can't you think of anything that would interest you and broaden your life enough to make it pleasant?Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
In becoming thus intensified, motherhood may also broaden and become more extensive as well.The Pivot of Civilization|Margaret Sanger
Life was going to broaden out for him considerably from now on, he was sure of it.The Financier|Theodore Dreiser
Simon, at any rate, made the attempt—an effort to broaden out into a universal system applying to all men at all times.Simon Magus|George Robert Stow Mead
British Dictionary definitions for broaden
Word Origin and History for broaden
1727, from broad (adj.) + -en (1). The word seems no older than this date (discovered by Johnson in one of James Thomson's "Seasons" poems); broadened also is first found in the same poet, and past participle adjective broadening is recorded from 1850.