meaning of broaden

broaden meaning in General Dictionary

to create broad or broader to render much more wide or comprehensive

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  • 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.

broaden meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.

broaden meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) To grow wide; in order to become broader or broader.

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  • (v. t.) To help make wide or broader; to make much more broad or comprehensive.

Sentence Examples with the word broaden

Next to my own dear teacher, he has done more than any one else to enrich and broaden my mind.

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