See also: Broaden

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From broad +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

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broaden (third-person singular simple present broadens, present participle broadening, simple past and past participle broadened)

  1. (transitive) To make broad or broader.
    Synonyms: widen, extend
    Travel broadens the mind.
    broaden one's knowledge
    broaden the canal
  2. (intransitive) To become broad or broader.
    Synonym: widen
    The roads gradually broadened as we drove into the countryside.
    Her knowledge broadened after spending a year in South America.

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