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widen

verb

1 widen

Become broader or wider or more extensive.

Roget 202: be broad etc. adj.; become broad, render broad etc. adj.; expand etc. 194; thicken, widen, calibrate.   



2 widen

Make (clothes) larger.

synonym: let out.

3 widen

Make wider.

Dutch: verbreden

4 widen

Extend in scope or range or area:
— Widen the range of applications.

synonyms: broaden, extend.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Dutch: expanderen, uitbreiden, verruimen


Moby thesaurus: accrue, accumulate, add to, advance, aggrandize, amplify, appreciate, augment, balloon, bloat, blow up, boom, branch, branch out, breed, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out ... show more.

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