- v make more intense, stronger, or more marked
This event only deepened my convictions
- v become more intense
His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan
- v make deeper
They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it
- v become deeper in tone
Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
- Stefansson's work could deepen our understanding of diseases that strike non-Icelanders.
- The election and ordination of Gene Robinson was an event which many in the Communion had warned would deepen our divisions.
- Piero Angeloni, head of Palermo's police detective unit, says Lo Piccolo's arrest is likely to stall Sicilian efforts to deepen links with the "Americani.
- Barack Obama in Reuters India
All of us are paying a price for this home mortgage crisis. And all of us will pay an even steeper price if we allow this crisis to deepen - a crisis which is unraveling homeownership, the middle class, and the American Dream itself,Obama...
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Telegraph.co.uk
Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, said unless Iran showed a change of heart attention would turn to "exploring how you broaden and deepen sanctions".