Broaden - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrɔːdn|  American pronunciation of the word broaden
Brit.  |ˈbrɔːd(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word broaden


- make broader

broaden the road

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

broaden your horizon

- vary in order to spread risk or to expand (syn: diversify)
- become broader

The road broadened


They need to broaden their understanding of other cultures.

The police have broadened the scope of the investigation.

Her smile broadened when I told her the good news.

The investigation has broadened to include the mayor's staff.

His interests broadened to include art and music, not just sports.

The path broadened out as it left the forest.

The course helps school-leavers broaden their knowledge of the world of work.

I'd like to work abroad to broaden my horizons (=learn, experience, or attempt new things).

Travel broadens the mind (=helps you to understand and accept other people's beliefs, customs etc).

Mr Mates said the party must broaden its appeal to younger voters.

Flynn's appeal broadened as the campaign continued into the summer months.

I want to broaden the discussion to other aspects of the problem.

Mark's smile broadened.

The council decided to broaden the pavement.

The road broadened

Word forms

I/you/we/they: broaden
he/she/it: broadens
present participle: broadening
past tense: broadened
past participle: broadened
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