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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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!
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan has urged tax bar associations to submit their proposals for broadening of tax base in the next budget.
ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has used data of Withholding Taxes on account of transferring of properties, registration of vehicles, electricity connections and others for identifying 10,000 high-value non-filers in first batch but such efforts had failed to yield any positive results for broadening of tax base in the past, according to a report by a private media outlet.
Many have asked questions about broadening assignments for Army Warrant Officers.
paragraph] 2 One of the most straightforward ways patent owners can expand the limited monopoly of a patent is by seeking increased claim scope via one or more broadening reissue patent applications.
Unfortunately, Ata Jurt party leaders found broadening of the parliamentary coalition of the majority premature," Prime Minister's Adviser Farid Niyazov told AKIpress.