Verb broaden Definition and Examples


Verb:

broaden

Definition as verb:

Verb

broaden (third-person singular simple present broadens, present participle broadening, simple past and past participle broadened)

  1. (transitive) To make broad or broader.
  2. (intransitive) To become broad or broader.

More definition:


1.to become or make broad.

1. to make or become broad or broader; widen Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1727, from broad (adj.) + -en (1). The word seems no older than this date (discovered by Johnson in one of James Thomson's "Seasons" poems); broadened also is first found in the same poet, and past participle adjective broadening is recorded from 1850.

Examples:

I'm pushing you to broaden your perspective.

At the second retardation, K" (Ar2, about 770°) this ferrite changes to the normal magnetic a-ferrite, so that the mass as a whole becomes magnetic. Moreover, the envelopes of ferrite which began forming at Ar 3 continue to broaden by the accession of more and more ferrite born from the austenite progressively as the temperature sinks, till, by the time when Ar t (about 690°) is reached, so much free ferrite has been formed that the remaining mother-metal has been enriched to the composition of hardenite, i.e.

Its one object was to broaden Burgundy's mind, and ever keep before his eyes the "great and holy maxim that kings exist for the sake of their subjects, not subjects for the sake of kings."

Next to my own dear teacher, he has done more than any one else to enrich and broaden my mind.



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