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Synonyms for deepen
ˈdi pən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen(verb)

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

    change, sharpen, enhance, escalate, compound, rise, step up, heighten, raise, combine, intensify

  2. intensify, deepen(verb)

    become more intense

    "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

    intensify, change, compound, escalate, step up, heighten

  3. deepen(verb)

    make deeper

    "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"

    change, compound, intensify, heighten

  4. deepen, change(verb)

    become deeper in tone

    "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"

    change, alter, vary, modify, exchange, compound, commute, switch, transfer, convert, heighten, interchange, shift, intensify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deepen(v. a.)

    make deeper, increase the depth of

  2. deepen(v. a.)

    make darker, make more intense

  3. deepen(v. a.)

    reduce to a lower tone, make more grave

  4. deepen(v. n.)

    grow deeper, become deeper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deepen(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deepening, deepened, intensify, strengthen, exacerbate, enhance, aggravate, in-depth

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  1. deepen

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How to use deepen in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Harper:

    Kevin Vickers has shown profound leadership and a dedication to the security of Canada and its national institutions, his extensive experience working with Parliament, as well as his bravery and integrity, will serve to deepen close bilateral relations between Canada and Ireland in the years ahead.

  2. Christopher Granville:

    There is a tension between the government and the central bank as regards growth. The effect of these stabilization policies is going to be to deepen the recession.

  3. Ed Brewster:

    Huawei UK threatens to move Britain into the digital slow lane, push up bills and deepen the digital divide, regrettably our future in The United Kingdom has become politicized, this is about Ed Brewster trade policy and not security.

  4. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    Russia will not want to reverse the political and economic integration that has already been achieved with the rest of the world, a long-term exclusion (of Russia) will only deepen the existing divisions and will not help achieve a political solution.

  5. Matt Card:

    We are very happy with Unicor's workmanship and quality, both organizations continually look for opportunities to increase production and deepen the relationship between us.

Translations for deepen

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  • تعمقArabic
  • удълбочавам, усилвам, задълбочавам се, задълбочавамBulgarian
  • profunditzar, profunditzar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • vergrößern, vertiefen, aushölen, zunehmenGerman
  • vahvistua, voimistaa, syventää, syventyä, vahvistaa, voimistua, syvetä, tummentaaFinnish
  • approfondirFrench
  • memperdalamIndonesian
  • 深める, 深まるJapanese
  • 깊어지다Korean
  • усилить, углубляться, углублять, углубить, усилиться, усиливать, углубиться, усиливатьсяRussian

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