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English verb: broaden

1. broaden (change) make broader

SamplesBroaden the road.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)broaden, extend, widen


2. broaden (change) extend in scope or range or area

SamplesThe law was extended to all citizens.
Widen the range of applications.
Broaden your horizon.
Extend your backyard.

Synonymsextend, widen

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)broaden, globalise, globalize, stretch, territorialise, territorialize

Verb groupexpand, extend

3. broaden (change) vary in order to spread risk or to expand

SamplesThe company diversified.

Synonymsbranch out, diversify

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary

Antonymsspecialize, narrow down, narrow, specialise

4. broaden (change) become broader

SamplesThe road broadened.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

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