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tr. & intr.v. broad·ened, broad·en·ing, broad·ens
To make or become broad or broader.

broad′en·er n.
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a person who broadens something, a device which broadens something
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As we say goodbye to these dedicated individuals, we also welcome others--LTC Ellis Colvin, US Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; LCDR Paul Simpson, US Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena, Italy; Maj David Albrecht, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Maj(S) Brian Kehl, AFIT, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; 2Lt Ann Arnold, HQ SSG, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Alabama; Mr Martin Cain, Career Broadener, Air Force Audit Agency Training Office, March ARB, California; TSgt Debra Riech, First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama; and Ms Josephine Stokes, Academic Instructor School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.