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Verb: widen  wI-d(u)n
  1. Become broader, wider or more extensive
    "The road widened"
     
  2. Make (clothes) larger
    "widen that dress--I gained a lot of weight";
    - let out
     
  3. Make wider
    "widen the road"
     
  4. Increase in scope, range or area
    "widen the range of applications";
    - broaden, extend

Derived forms: widens, widened, widening

Type of: alter, change, increase, modify, vary

Antonym: narrow

Encyclopedia: Widen, West Virginia