HyperDic: deepen

English > 4 senses of the word deepen:
VERBchangedeepen, intensify, compound, heightenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
changedeepen, intensifybecome more intense
changedeepenmake deeper
changedeepen, changebecome deeper in tone
deepen > pronunciation
Soundsdiy'pahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > deepen: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake more intense, stronger, or more marked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "This event only deepened my convictions"
Synonymsintensify, compound, heighten
Cause tointensify, deepenBecome more intense
Narroweramplifyincrease the volume of
enhance, heighten, raiseincrease / increase
fanmake (an emotion) fiercer
heat up, hot up, screw upmake more intense
sharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
sharpen, heightenmake (one's senses) more acute
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificar
Catalanintensificar
English > deepen: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome more intense.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
Synonymintensify
Caused byintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Narroweraccelerate, speed up, speed, quickenMove faster
buildDevelop and grow
condenseBecome more compact or concentrated
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst outerupt or intensify suddenly
redoublemake twice as great or intense
sharpenBecome sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp / sharp or sharper / sharper / sharper / sharper
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificarse, intensificar
Catalanintensificar-se, intensificar
English > deepen: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake deeper.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"
Broaderenlargemake larger
Spanishprofundizar
Nounsdeepeninga process of becoming deeper and more profound
English > deepen: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome deeper in tone.
PatternSomething ----s
Example "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"
Synonymchange
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishalterar, cambiar, transformar, variar
Catalanalterar, aprofundir, transformar, variar

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