What does broaden mean?

Definitions for broadenˈbrɔd n

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word broaden.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. broaden(verb)

    make broader

    "broaden the road"

  2. widen, broaden, extend(verb)

    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"

  3. diversify, branch out, broaden(verb)

    vary in order to spread risk or to expand

    "The company diversified"

  4. broaden(verb)

    become broader

    "The road broadened"

Wiktionary

  1. broaden(Verb)

    To make broad or broader.

  2. broaden(Verb)

    To become broad or broader.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broaden(adj)

    to grow broad; to become broader or wider

  2. Broaden(verb)

    to make broad or broader; to render more broad or comprehensive

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broaden in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broaden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ernest Hemingway:

    Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.

  2. Mary Catherine Bateson:

    The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.

  3. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

  4. Aye Cho:

    We're new so we're still trying to gain momentum, only time will tell how useful we can be but having a space like this to meet and share will at least broaden the horizon for the newcomers.

  5. Ethel Barrymore:

    You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.

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