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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


Causebroaden

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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