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BROADEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does broaden mean? 

BROADEN (verb)
  The verb BROADEN has 4 senses:

1. make broader
2. extend in scope or range or area
3. vary in order to spread risk or to expand
4. become broader

  Familiarity information: BROADEN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROADEN (verb)


Sense 1broaden [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make broader

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

broaden the road

Hypernyms (to "broaden" is one way to...):

broaden; extend; widen (extend in scope or range or area)

Cause:

broaden (become broader)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2broaden [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend in scope or range or area

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

extend; broaden; widen

Context examples:

The law was extended to all citizens / widen the range of applications / broaden your horizon / Extend your backyard

Hypernyms (to "broaden" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "broaden"):

broaden (make broader)

territorialise; territorialize (extend by adding territory)

globalise; globalize (make world-wide in scope or application)

stretch (extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3broaden [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vary in order to spread risk or to expand

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

branch out; broaden; diversify

Context example:

The company diversified

Hypernyms (to "broaden" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4broaden [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become broader

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The road broadened

Hypernyms (to "broaden" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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