HyperDic: widen

English > 4 senses of the word widen:
VERBchangewidenbecome broader or wider or more extensive
changewiden, let outmake (clothes) larger / larger
changewidenmake wider
changewiden, broaden, extendextend in scope or range or area
widen > pronunciation
Soundsway'dahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > widen: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome broader or wider or more extensive.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The road widened"
Caused bywidenmake wider
Narrowerdilate, distendBecome wider
flare out, flareBecome flared and widen, usually at one end
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Oppositenarrow, contractmake or become more narrow or restricted
Spanishampliar, ensanchar, extenderse
Catalanampliar-se, ampliar, dilatar-se, dilatar, eixamplar-se, eixamplar, estendre
Nounswideningan increase / increase / increase in width
English > widen: 4 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake (clothes) larger / larger.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymlet out
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Oppositetake inmake (clothes) smaller
Spanishampliar, ensanchar
Catalanampliar, eixamplar-se, eixamplar
English > widen: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake wider.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"widen the road"
Cause towidenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Narrowerwhite outwiden the interlinear spacing by inserting leads
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishalargar, ampliarse, ampliar, ensancharse, ensanchar, extender
Catalanampliar-se, ampliar, eixamplar-se, eixamplar
Nounswideningthe act of making something wider
English > widen: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningExtend in scope or range or area.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "widen the range of applications"
Synonymsbroaden, extend
Narrowerbroadenmake broader
globalize, globalisemake world-wide / world-wide / world-wide in scope or application
stretchExtend the scope or meaning / meaning of
territorialize, territorialiseExtend by adding territory
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Similar toextend, expandExpand the influence of
Spanishampliar, ensanchar, extender
Catalanampliar, eixamplar, estendre

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