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broad·en

 (brôd′n)
tr. & intr.v. broad·ened, broad·en·ing, broad·ens
To make or become broad or broader.

broad′en·er n.

broaden

(ˈbrɔːdən)
vb
to make or become broad or broader; widen

broad•en

(ˈbrɔd n)

v.i., v.t.
to become or make broad or broader; widen.
[1720–30]

broaden


Past participle: broadened
Gerund: broadening

Imperative
broaden
broaden
Present
I broaden
you broaden
he/she/it broadens
we broaden
you broaden
they broaden
Preterite
I broadened
you broadened
he/she/it broadened
we broadened
you broadened
they broadened
Present Continuous
I am broadening
you are broadening
he/she/it is broadening
we are broadening
you are broadening
they are broadening
Present Perfect
I have broadened
you have broadened
he/she/it has broadened
we have broadened
you have broadened
they have broadened
Past Continuous
I was broadening
you were broadening
he/she/it was broadening
we were broadening
you were broadening
they were broadening
Past Perfect
I had broadened
you had broadened
he/she/it had broadened
we had broadened
you had broadened
they had broadened
Future
I will broaden
you will broaden
he/she/it will broaden
we will broaden
you will broaden
they will broaden
Future Perfect
I will have broadened
you will have broadened
he/she/it will have broadened
we will have broadened
you will have broadened
they will have broadened
Future Continuous
I will be broadening
you will be broadening
he/she/it will be broadening
we will be broadening
you will be broadening
they will be broadening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been broadening
you have been broadening
he/she/it has been broadening
we have been broadening
you have been broadening
they have been broadening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been broadening
you will have been broadening
he/she/it will have been broadening
we will have been broadening
you will have been broadening
they will have been broadening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been broadening
you had been broadening
he/she/it had been broadening
we had been broadening
you had been broadening
they had been broadening
Conditional
I would broaden
you would broaden
he/she/it would broaden
we would broaden
you would broaden
they would broaden
Past Conditional
I would have broadened
you would have broadened
he/she/it would have broadened
we would have broadened
you would have broadened
they would have broadened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.broaden - make broader; "broaden the road"
extend, broaden, widen - extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
2.broaden - extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
broaden - make broader; "broaden the road"
territorialise, territorialize - extend by adding territory
globalise, globalize - make world-wide in scope or application; "Markets are being increasingly globalized"
expand, extend - expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
stretch - extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
3.broaden - vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
4.broaden - become broader; "The road broadened"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

broaden

verb
1. widen, spread, extend, stretch, expand, enlarge, dilate, open out or up, become wider or broader The smile broadened to a grin.

broaden

verb
1. To make or become broad or broader:
2. To make or become more comprehensive or inclusive:
Translations
يوسّع، يعرّض
rozšiřovat
udvide
szélesít
víkka
širiti
genişle mek

broaden

[ˈbrɔːdn]
A. VT [+ road] → ensanchar; [+ horizons, outlook] → ampliar
travel broadens the mindlos viajes son muy educativos
B. VI (also broaden out) → ensancharse

broaden

[ˈbrɔːdən]
vt
[+ appeal, scope, horizon] → élargir
to broaden the mind → ouvrir de nouveaux horizons
to broaden one's mind → élargir son esprit
vi [river] → s'élargir; [smile] → s'élargir; [spectrum] → s'élargirbroad jump n (US)saut m en longueur

broaden (out)

vt sep road etcverbreitern; (fig) person, attitudesaufgeschlossener machen; to broaden one’s mind/one’s horizons (fig)seinen Horizont erweitern
vibreiter werden, sich verbreitern; (fig, person, attitudes) → aufgeschlossener werden; (fig, horizon) → sich erweitern

broaden

[ˈbrɔːdn]
1. vt (scope, outlook) → allargare
to broaden one's mind → allargare i propri orizzonti
2. vi (also broaden out) → allargarsi

broad

(broːd) adjective
1. wide; great in size from side to side. a broad street.
2. from side to side. two metres broad.
3. general; not detailed. We discussed the plans in broad outline.
ˈbroaden verb
to make or become broad or broader.
ˈbroadly adverb
generally. Broadly speaking, I'd say your chances are poor.
broad daylight
full daylight. The child was attacked in broad daylight.
ˌbroad-ˈminded adjective
ready to allow others to think or act as they choose without criticizing them. a broad-minded headmaster.
broadside on
sideways. The ships collided broadside on.
References in classic literature ?
The sun declined; my shadow broadened on die waters; and now I felt that if my cockle-shell could live a little longer, why, so could I.
As I said this, the path suddenly broadened into a little circular glade into which the moonlight poured in a silver flood.
Separated since infancy from his parents, whom he had hardly known; cloistered and immured, as it were, in his books; eager above all things to study and to learn; exclusively attentive up to that time, to his intelligence which broadened in science, to his imagination, which expanded in letters,--the poor scholar had not yet had time to feel the place of his heart.
They went further down; and the splendid channel, a symbol of the great empire, broadened, and it was crowded with traffic; Philip thought of the painters and the poets who had made all these things so beautiful, and his heart was filled with gratitude.
I'll tell you what, Wrench, this is beyond a joke," said the Mayor, who of late had had to rebuke offenders with an official air, and how broadened himself by putting his thumbs in his armholes.
As I succeeded with my writing, my standard of living rose and my horizon broadened.
Her clean-cut head with prominent, bright, spirited eyes, broadened out at the open nostrils, that showed the red blood in the cartilage within.
Afterwards, as he drew back, the smile upon his lips broadened until he showed all his teeth.
The vast stretch of water broadened away from the spot, especially toward the east, and nothing could be seen on the horizon, neither mainland nor islands.
And indeed everybody in the room looked with a smile of pleasure at the jovial old gentleman, who standing beside his tall and stout partner, Marya Dmitrievna, curved his arms, beat time, straightened his shoulders, turned out his toes, tapped gently with his foot, and, by a smile that broadened his round face more and more, prepared the onlookers for what was to follow.
A reissue application containing twelve additional, broadened claims for the purpose of provoking an interference was properly filed on October 31, 1957--one year and ten months after the initial issue.
He said a big work was done for 2 months to reach mutually acceptable draft agreement on broadened coalition.