widen

[ wahyd-n ]
/ ˈwaɪd n /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become wide or wider; broaden; expand.

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Origin of widen

First recorded in 1600–10; wide + -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM widen

wid·en·er, nounre·wid·en, verbun·wid·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for widen

widen
/ (ˈwaɪdən) /

verb

to make or become wide or wider

Derived forms of widen

widener, noun
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