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broaden

[ brawd-n ]
/ ˈbrɔd n /
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verb (used with or without object)

to become or make broad.

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Origin of broaden

First recorded in 1720–30; broad + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM broaden

o·ver·broad·en, verbre·broad·en, verbun·broad·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for broaden

broaden
/ (ˈbrɔːdən) /

verb

to make or become broad or broader; widen
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