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English verb: deepen

1. deepen (change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked


SamplesThe efforts were intensified.
Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her.
Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness.
This event only deepened my convictions.


Synonymscompound, heighten, intensify


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


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)amplify, enhance, fan, heat up, heighten, heighten, hot up, raise, screw up, sharpen, sharpen


Causedeepen, intensify

2. deepen (change) become more intense


SamplesThe debate intensified.
His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan.


Synonymsintensify


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)accelerate, break open, build, burst out, condense, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt, quicken, redouble, sharpen, speed, speed up

3. deepen (change) make deeper


SamplesThey deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it.


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


Broader (hypernym)enlarge

4. deepen (change) become deeper in tone


SamplesHis voice began to change when he was 12 years old.
Her voice deepened when she whispered the password.


Synonymschange


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change









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