Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb broaden

4 senses of broaden

Sense 1
broaden -- (make broader; "broaden the road")
       => widen, broaden, extend -- (extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard")

Sense 2
widen, broaden, extend -- (extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
diversify, branch out, broaden -- (vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified")
       => change, alter, vary -- (become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season")

Sense 4
broaden -- (become broader; "The road broadened")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

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