Antonyms of noun widening

2 of 3 senses of widening

Sense 1
widening, broadening -- (an increase in width)
       Antonym of narrowing (Sense 2)
      => narrowing -- (a decrease in width)

Sense 3
widening, broadening -- (the act of making something wider)
       Antonym of narrowing (Sense 3)
      => narrowing -- (the act of making something narrower)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun widening

3 senses of widening

Sense 1
widening, broadening -- (an increase in width)
       => increase, increment, growth -- (a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population")

Sense 2
turnout, widening -- (a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park)
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Sense 3
widening, broadening -- (the act of making something wider)
       => change of shape -- (an action that changes the shape of something)

Antonyms of verb widen

1 of 4 senses of widen

Sense 1
widen -- (become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened")
       Antonym of narrow (Sense 1)
      => narrow, contract -- (make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed")

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

4 senses of widen

Sense 1
widen -- (become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 2
let out, widen -- (make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight")
       => 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 3
widen -- (make wider; "widen the road")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
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")

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