Widen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwaɪdn|  American pronunciation of the word widen
Brit.  |ˈwʌɪd(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word widen


- become broader or wider or more extensive

The road widened

- make (clothes) larger
- make wider

widen the road

- extend in scope or range or area(syn: broaden, extend)

widen the range of applications


The city is going to widen the road.

They plan to widen the investigation.

Her eyes widened in surprise.

They went swimming at a spot where the river widens.

The scope of the investigation has widened.

This word became widened in its meaning.

They're widening the road.

The gap between rich and poor seems to be widening.

The river widens and splits.

The gap between income and expenditure has widened to 11%.

They are trying to widen the discussion to include environmental issues.

The road widened

The gap between the lead runner and the rest of the field continued to widen.

The fight will only widen the rift with his brother.

As traffic grew, the conventional wisdom was to widen the roads.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: widen
he/she/it: widens
present participle: widening
past tense: widened
past participle: widened
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