verb (used with or without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM widenwid·en·er, nounre·wid·en, verbun·wid·ened, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for widen
The second element of fraud—opportunity—widens when people know they’re not being watched.The pandemic may be the greatest environment for business fraud in decades|Geoffrey Colvin|November 12, 2020|Fortune
The CPRA has also widened the scope of what it defines as “sensitive personal information.”Concrete steps marketers should take now to get ready for CA’s CPRA in 2023|Greg Sterling|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
A large segment of I-66 — both inside and outside of the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia — is an active work zone as the state pursues road widening projects.
Thursday, the county tallied about 30,000 more votes in the race and Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s lead over Councilwoman Barbara Bry widened.
By widening the options, he could make natural and organic food available to more people.How to Succeed by Being Authentic (Hint: Carefully) (Ep. 438)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 5, 2020|Freakonomics
Some warned me, with widened eyes and fingers twirling in the air, that Manning is "kind of crazy," or "nuts."
Since 1998, the G7 had been widened to include Russia—part of a broader effort to embed Russia in a stable international order.The West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation|Bruce Jones|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ten years later, that half-percentage-point gap had widened to more than four points: 12.4% to 8.2%.Toxic State Syndrome: As California Declines, Texas Rises|Tom Gray|September 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His disapproval is a full two points lower, a trend that has widened over the past month.
The gap narrowed as men and women entered their 30s, and widened again past 40.
At last her eyes opened, and widened with horror when they met those of Manape.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
The loop opened, widened, and dropped cleanly over Dale's head.Square Deal Sanderson|Charles Alden Seltzer
Although the fawn and doe had widened their range somewhat, they were still in the same general area.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Aperture above pointed, externally straight, below rounded, widened or effuse.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I|William Swainson
His trousers were baggy as they tapered downward, and rather suggested a sailor's in the way they widened towards the feet.Forty Years of 'Spy'|Leslie Ward