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"


  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


  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. Kristalina Georgieva:

    We have to broaden the base.

  2. C. Chesterfield:

    Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds

  3. Ernest Hemingway:

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

  4. Mary Catherine Bateson:

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

  5. President Barack Obama on Tuesday:

    Today we welcome Prime Minister Abe as we broaden our alliance for our time, ours is an alliance focused on the future.

Images & Illustrations of broaden

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