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deep·en

 (dē′pən)
tr. & intr.v. deep·ened, deep·en·ing, deep·ens
To make or become deep or deeper.

deepen

(ˈdiːpən)
vb
to make or become deep, deeper, or more intense
ˈdeepener n

deep•en

(ˈdi pən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become deep or deeper.
[1595–1605]

deepen


Past participle: deepened
Gerund: deepening

Imperative
deepen
deepen
Present
I deepen
you deepen
he/she/it deepens
we deepen
you deepen
they deepen
Preterite
I deepened
you deepened
he/she/it deepened
we deepened
you deepened
they deepened
Present Continuous
I am deepening
you are deepening
he/she/it is deepening
we are deepening
you are deepening
they are deepening
Present Perfect
I have deepened
you have deepened
he/she/it has deepened
we have deepened
you have deepened
they have deepened
Past Continuous
I was deepening
you were deepening
he/she/it was deepening
we were deepening
you were deepening
they were deepening
Past Perfect
I had deepened
you had deepened
he/she/it had deepened
we had deepened
you had deepened
they had deepened
Future
I will deepen
you will deepen
he/she/it will deepen
we will deepen
you will deepen
they will deepen
Future Perfect
I will have deepened
you will have deepened
he/she/it will have deepened
we will have deepened
you will have deepened
they will have deepened
Future Continuous
I will be deepening
you will be deepening
he/she/it will be deepening
we will be deepening
you will be deepening
they will be deepening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deepening
you have been deepening
he/she/it has been deepening
we have been deepening
you have been deepening
they have been deepening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deepening
you will have been deepening
he/she/it will have been deepening
we will have been deepening
you will have been deepening
they will have been deepening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deepening
you had been deepening
he/she/it had been deepening
we had been deepening
you had been deepening
they had been deepening
Conditional
I would deepen
you would deepen
he/she/it would deepen
we would deepen
you would deepen
they would deepen
Past Conditional
I would have deepened
you would have deepened
he/she/it would have deepened
we would have deepened
you would have deepened
they would have deepened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deepen - make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
screw up, hot up, heat up - make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up"
fan - make (an emotion) fiercer; "fan hatred"
enhance, heighten, raise - increase; "This will enhance your enjoyment"; "heighten the tension"
amplify - increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
sharpen - make crisp or more crisp and precise; "We had to sharpen our arguments"
heighten, sharpen - make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
2.deepen - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
build - develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
redouble - make twice as great or intense; "The screaming redoubled"
erupt, flare up, irrupt, break open, burst out, flare - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
condense - become more compact or concentrated; "Her feelings condensed"
sharpen - become sharp or sharper; "The debate sharpened"
accelerate, quicken, speed up, speed - move faster; "The car accelerated"
3.deepen - make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
enlarge - make larger; "She enlarged the flower beds"
4.deepen - become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"

deepen

verb
1. intensify, increase, grow, strengthen, reinforce, escalate, magnify, augment Sloane's uneasiness deepened. Further job losses deepened the gloom.
2. extend, develop, encourage, promote, foster, stimulate, nurture, cultivate an opportunity to deepen your understanding of people
3. darken, shade, make dark, make darker a spice used in poultry feed to deepen the colour of egg yolks
4. dig out, excavate, scoop out, hollow out, make deeper, scrape out The tunnels have been widened and deepened.

deepen

verb
To make greater in intensity or severity:
Translations
تعمقيَزيد، يَزْداديُعَمِّقُ
prohloubitprohlubovat sevyhloubit
blive dybereblive størregøre dybere
mélyít
aukastdÿpka
prehĺbiťzväčšiť sa
poglobiti
artmakçoğalmakderinleş mek

deepen

[ˈdiːpən]
A. VT [+ hole] → hacer más profundo; [+ voice] → hacer más grave, ahuecar; [+ colour] → intensificar; [+ understanding] → aumentar; [+ love, friendship] → hacer más profundo or intenso, ahondar; [+ crisis] → agudizar, acentuar
B. VI [water] → hacerse más profundo or hondo; [voice] → hacerse más grave or profundo; [frown] → acentuarse; [colour, emotion] → intensificarse; [night] → avanzar, cerrarse; [darkness] → hacerse más profundo; [mystery, suspicion] → aumentar; [understanding, love, friendship] → hacerse más profundo or intenso; [crisis] → agudizarse, acentuarse
the colour in her face deepenedse puso aún más colorada

deepen

[ˈdiːpən]
vt
(= make deeper) [+ hole, river] → approfondir
(= strengthen) [+ understanding, feeling] → renforcer
vi
(= grow deeper) [river] → devenir plus profond(e)
(= get worse) [anxiety, crisis] → s'aggraver
(= become more intense) [feeling] → devenir plus profond(e)
(= become lower) [voice] → devenir plus grave
[darkness] → s'épaissirdeep end n [swimming pool] the deep end → le grand bain
to be thrown in at the deep end (fig) (= not have time to prepare) → être mis(e) tout de suite dans le baindeep-fat fryer nfriteuse fdeep freeze
ncongélateur m
vtcongelerdeep freezer n (US)congélateur mdeep-fry [ˌdiːpˈfraɪ] vtfaire frire (dans une friteuse)deep fryer nfriteuse f

deepen

vt (lit, fig)vertiefen; concern, sorrowvergrößern, vertiefen; love, friendshipvertiefen, verstärken; colourdunkler machen; mysteryvergrößern; crisis, recessionverschärfen; soundtiefer machen
vi (lit, fig)sich vergrößern, tiefer werden; (sorrow, concern, interest)zunehmen, größer werden; (colour, sound, voice)tiefer werden; (mystery)größer werden; (rift, divisions)sich vertiefen; (crisis, recession)sich verschärfen

deepen

[ˈdiːpn]
1. vt (hole, knowledge, understanding) → approfondire; (sound, friendship, love) → rendere più profondo/a; (colour) → scurire; (interest) → ravvivare; (sorrow) → aggravare
2. vi (gen) → diventare più profondo/a, approfondirsi; (colour) → diventare più intenso/a; (mystery) → infittirsi; (darkness) → farsi più intenso/a

deep

(diːp) adjective
1. going or being far down or far into. a deep lake; a deep wound.
2. going or being far down by a named amount. a hole six feet deep.
3. occupied or involved to a great extent. He is deep in debt.
4. intense; strong. The sea is a deep blue colour; They are in a deep sleep.
5. low in pitch. His voice is very deep.
adverb
far down or into. deep into the wood.
ˈdeepen verb
1. to make or become deeper. He deepened the hole.
2. to increase. His troubles were deepening.
ˈdeeply adverb
very greatly. We are deeply grateful to you.
ˈdeepness noun
the quality of being deep.
ˌdeep-ˈfreeze noun
a type of refrigerator which freezes food quickly and can keep it for a long time.
verb
to freeze and keep (food) in this.
ˈdeep-sea adjective
of, for, or in the deeper parts of the sea. deep-sea diving; deep-sea fishing.
in deep water
in difficulties or trouble. He found himself in deep water when he took over the management of the firm.
References in classic literature ?
Give me a culture which imports much muck from the meadows, and deepens the soil--not that which trusts to heating manures, and improved implements and modes of culture only!
In the adults, as I was to learn quite soon, this color deepens to an olive green and is darker in the male than in the female.
I picture heartbroken lovers parting forever at lonely wayside stiles, while the sad twilight deepens around them, and only the tinkling of a distant sheep-bell breaks the sorrow-laden silence.
George's face rather deepens as he replies, "Why no.
The very scrupulousness with which he told her that day that he had become used to having her there, and dependent on her for all sorts of little services, and that he should miss her if she went away (it would never have occurred to Freddy or the Colonel to say anything of the sort) deepens her inner certainty that she is "no more to him than them slippers", yet she has a sense, too, that his indifference is deeper than the infatuation of commoner souls.
You observe that the scratch on that table is slight at one side, but deepens in the direction of the bedroom door.
Round the camp-fire in the market-place gather still more of the Barons' troops, and eat and drink deep, and bellow forth roystering drinking songs, and gamble and quarrel as the evening grows and deepens into night.
If a shower of rain falls on the mud-bank, when left dry, it deepens the already-formed shallow lines of excavation; and so it is with the rain of successive centuries on the bank of rock and soil, which we call a continent.
You would not believe, sir, how this sedate gravity and reserve, pervading every least action, deepens the current of feeling and thought.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
The reason fails, like a wave on the Swanage beach; the imagination swells, spreads, and deepens, until it becomes geographic and encircles England.
I felt forthwith a new impatience to see him; it was the beginning of a curiosity that, for all the next hours, was to deepen almost to pain.