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verb British English pronunciation: broaden /ˈbrɔːd(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybroaden
he/she/itbroadens
present participlebroadening
past tensebroadened
past participlebroadened

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  1. 1

    broaden

    or

    broaden out

    [intransitive] to become wider

    The street broadened into a square.

    the council's plans to broaden the road

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make something wider

      a project to broaden the road

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make something include more things or people

    The scope of the book has been broadened to include the history of Eastern Europe.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to start including more things or people

      The protest has broadened to encompass other demands.

  3. 4
    [intransitive] if your accent broadens, you start to speak with a more noticeable accent

    As he grew angrier, his accent broadened.

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