- 1[intransitive] to become wider Her smile broadened.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] broaden (something) to affect or make something affect more people or things a promise to broaden access to higher education The party needs to broaden its appeal to voters.
- 3[transitive] broaden something to increase your experience, knowledge, etc. Few would disagree that travel broadens the mind (= helps you to understand other people's customs, etc.). Spending a year working in the city helped to broaden his horizons. Word Familybroad adjectivebroadly adverbbroaden verbbreadth noun Phrasal Verbsbroaden out
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdn//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they broaden
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdn//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdn//he / she / it broadens
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdnz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdnz//past simple broadened
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdnd//past participle broadened
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdnd//-ing form broadening
BrE BrE//ˈbrɔːdnɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɔːdnɪŋ//