broaden broaden  /b ˈrɔ dən/


  1. (v) make broader
  2. (v) extend in scope or range or area
  3. (v) vary in order to spread risk or to expand
  4. (v) become broader



  1. He is also working to broaden his group's agenda.
  2. The loss of his moderating voice would embolden the hard-liners and hurt the partys efforts to broaden its base.
  3. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, for instance, twice rejected efforts to broaden Lawrence.


  1. Malwarebytes pounces on exploit-blocking rival ZeroVulnerabilityLabs

    Rising antivirus star Malwarebytes has bought putative security startup ZeroVulnerabilityLabs in an effort to broaden its appeal from simply fixing malware infections to blocking them before they occur.        
    on June 23, 2013     Source: TechWorld

  2. Poetry event brings together diverse artists for inspiration

    For Michele McDannold, it’s all about inspiring people through conversations that broaden horizons.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Jacksonville Journal-Courier

  3. Hot Dish Politics: Minnesota sales tax remains unloved but unchanged

    One of the nastiest fights of the recent legislative session came over a proposal to dramatically broaden the state sales tax to include clothing and numerous consumer and business services.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, said unless Iran showed a change of heart attention would turn to "exploring how you broaden and deepen sanctions".
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source:

  2. "Partnering with William Morris will enable me to broaden the scope of my career in creative and innovative ways," Rodriguez said in a statement in The Wall Street Journal. "I'm excited to see what we will be able to accomplish together, both...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: Newsweek

  3. "What is going on now is positive when the aim, contrary to what has been said, is to broaden the government's political base and not an attempt to undermine its ideology or to search for alternatives," al-Maliki told reporters in his first...
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: USA Today

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