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English verb: widen

1. widen (change) become broader or wider or more extensive

SamplesThe road widened.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)dilate, distend, flare, flare out

Antonymsnarrow, contract

2. widen (change) make (clothes) larger

SamplesLet out that dress--I gained a lot of weight.

Synonymslet out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary

Antonymstake in

3. widen (change) make wider

SamplesWiden the road.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)white out


4. widen (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.

Synonymsbroaden, extend

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

Broader (hypernym)increase

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

Verb groupexpand, extend

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