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broad·en

broaden

 
 
pronunciation:
braw dn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: broadens, broadening, broadened
definition: to make or become broad or broader.
The road crew will broaden the highway this summer.Travel has broadened his mind.
synonyms:
widen
antonyms:
limit, narrow
similar words:
augment, enlarge, expand, extend, increase, spread, stretch
derivation: broadener (n.)
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The word broaden contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.