become broader or wider or more extensive
"The road widened"
let out, widen(verb)
make (clothes) larger
"Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
"widen the road"
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"
To become wide or wider.
His eyes widened as her negligee fell to the floor.
To make wide or wider.
To let out clothes to a larger size.
She widened his trousers for him.
To broaden or extend in scope or range.
The police widened their enquiries.
to make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a stocking
to grow wide or wider; to enlarge; to spread; to extend
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Rank popularity for the word 'widen' in Verbs Frequency: #884
The numerical value of widen in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of widen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of widen in a Sentence
You need to widen the aperture of where you're looking.
We are aware that if we don't fill this gap it will widen.
We just want to widen our consumer base out, there are plenty of opportunities.
Our goal is to widen the circle of shareholders, with a focus on Spain, Italy and France.
Spreads in investment-grade will probably widen, but it will be relatively limited in comparison to high yield.
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- erweitern, weitenGerman
- laajentaa, laajentua, leventääFinnish
- s’élargir, élargirFrench
- larjigar, larjeskarIdo
- allargere, allargarsi, allargareItalian
- 広がる, 広める, 大きい, 広まる, 広げる, 拡張するJapanese
- پان کردن, پان بوونKurdish
- расширяться, расшириться, расширить, расширятьRussian
- vidga, utvidga, utökaSwedish
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