verb (used with or without object)
Related formswid·en·er, nounre·wid·en, verbun·wid·ened, adjective
Examples from the Web for widen
And these new aficionados of global cool are poised to widen their impact.From Public Enemy to Power Broker: Hip-Hop’s the New Global Pop Culture|Lauren DeLisa Coleman|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now widen the circle to religious organizations: denominations, for example.
“Administration officials favorite phrase these days is that, ‘you have to widen the aperture,’” says Bockenfeld.
A historic settlement will grant Netanyahu prestige and widen Israeli leverage for a possible preemptive strike.A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran's Bomb and Peace With the Palestinians|Nadav Eyal|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A historic settlement would grant Netanyahu prestige and widen Israeli leverage for a possible preemptive strike.A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran's Nuclear Bomb and Peace With Palestine|Nadav Eyal|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As the strip of shining red mud began to widen between the grasses and the water's edge, the bustle and confusion increased.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
So great is the throng, that there is a project now on foot to widen it.Captains of Industry|James Parton
To illustrate, confirm, or widen what is already held a truth is one thing; to serve as its sole sufficient witness is another.The Philosophy of Natural Theology|William Jackson
The experience of it tends to widen and diversify the thinking of men.A Rambler's lease|Bradford Torrey
"I should have been frightened stiff," exclaimed Kate, whose eyes were beginning to widen.The Tyranny of the Dark|Hamlin Garland