to create broad or broader to render much more wide or comprehensive
- To grow diverse to be wider or broader
- differ in order to spread danger or to increase
- stretch in scope or range or area
- become wider
- make wider
- to develop broad; in order to become wider or wider.
- In order to make wide or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive.
1727, from wide (adj.) + -en (1). The word seems no more than this day (discovered by Johnson in another of James Thomson's "Seasons" poems); broadened is also first found in identical poet, and previous participle adjective broadening is recorded from 1850.
(a.) To grow wide; in order to become broader or broader.
- (v. t.) To help make wide or broader; to make much more broad or comprehensive.
Next to my own dear teacher, he has done more than any one else to enrich and broaden my mind.