broadened, past participle; broadened, past tense; broadening, present participle; broadens, 3rd person singular present;
Become larger in distance from side to side; widen
her smile broadened
the river slowed and broadened out slightly
Expand to encompass more people, ideas, or things
her interests broadened as she grew up
efforts to broaden classical music's appeal
make broader; "broaden the road"
widen: extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
diversify: vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified"
(broadening) widening: the act of making something wider
(Broader) Hypernyms are more general nouns or verbs. Hypernymy is the inverse of hyponymy: "vehicle" has a broader sense than "car", while the sense of "ambulance" is narrower, so "ambulance" is a hyponym of "car", and "car" is a hypernym of "ambulance".