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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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Noun1.broadening - the act of making something wider
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
2.broadening - the action of making broader; "the broadening of travel"
development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
3.broadening - an increase in width
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
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The west was a broadening blaze of yellow and purple and red.
He stopped and faced about, seeking the source of the rapidly broadening light.
A wide plain, where the broadening Floss hurries on between its green banks to the sea, and the loving tide, rushing to meet it, checks its passage with an impetuous embrace.
A broadening gap of green water appeared under me, and I pushed back with all my strength to avoid falling headlong.
"Oh, that stuff you gave me!" said Chunk, broadening his grin; "well, it was this way.
Adam saw here an opening into a broadening path of prosperous work such as he had thought of with ambitious longing ever since he was a lad: he might come to build a bridge, or a town hall, or a factory, for he had always said to himself that Jonathan Burge's building buisness was like an acorn, which might be the mother of a great tree.
"Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets thatnumb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith--the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!
"Well, new experiences are broadening. Come along, and you'll be able to sympathize with all poor souls who have to play gooseberry often.
For broadening tax base of the country, the FBR would also seek information above all persons owning luxury vehicles of 2400cc and above would be scrutinized objectively.
The details of account holders would be obtained for the purpose of broadening the tax base.
Talking to private news channel programme, he said FBR has set the target for broadening tax network.
A consultative meeting between the Traders Associations and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) representatives was held in the Broadening Tax Base Zone (BTB), Islamabad to find ways of broadening the tax base.