verb (used with or without object)
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Government policy has failed to narrow the rich-and-poor gap that widened following the virus outbreak.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
Conservatives have said they’re not necessarily opposed to transit but want the agency to meet its prior commitments to voters by continuing to widen freeways.One Race Could Make or Break Plans to Overhaul the Region’s Transportation System|Jesse Marx|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We persist even though the pay gap actually widens for women at higher education levels.COVID-19 Highlighted Pay Disparities; November’s Election Can Help Fix Them|Shirley Weber|August 13, 2020|Voice of San Diego
She saw the widening hole in the ozone layer, and other environmental problems.
First, it was only a 5- or 6-percentage-point gap, but since the middle of June, that margin has widened to anywhere from 8 to 9 points, according to FiveThirtyEight’s national polling average.Voters Are Starting To Doubt Trump’s Reelection Chances|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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