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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. widen

    Amplify is now rarely used in the sense of increase, to add material substance, bulk, volume, or the like; it is now almost wholly applied to discourse or writing, signifying to make fuller in statement, whether with or without adding matter of importance, as by stating fully what was before only implied, or by adding illustrations to make the meaning more readily apprehended, etc. The chief difficulty of very young writers is to amplify, to get beyond the bare curt statement by developing, expanding, unfolding the thought. The chief difficulty of those who have more material and experience is to condense sufficiently. So, in the early days of our literature amplify was used in the favorable sense; but at present this word and most kindred words are coming to share the derogatory meaning that has long attached to expatiate. We may develop a thought, expand an illustration, extend a discussion, expatiate on a hobby, dilate on something joyous or sad, enlarge a volume, unfold a scheme, widen the range of treatment.

    Synonyms:
    amplify, augment, develop, dilate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, extend, increase, unfold

    Antonyms:
    abbreviate, abridge, amputate, boil down, condense, curtail, cut down, epitomize, reduce, retrench, sum up, summarize

    Preposition:
    To amplify on or upon the subject is needless. Amplify this matter by illustrations.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. widenverb

    become broader or wider or more extensive

    "The road widened"

    Synonyms:
    let out, extend, broaden

    Antonyms:
    contract, narrow

  2. let out, widenverb

    make (clothes) larger

    "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"

    Synonyms:
    unwrap, divulge, bring out, let loose, give away, expose, broaden, let out, break, emit, extend, reveal, discover, utter, let on, disclose

    Antonyms:
    narrow, contract

  3. widenverb

    make wider

    "widen the road"

    Synonyms:
    let out, extend, broaden

    Antonyms:
    narrow, contract

  4. widen, broaden, extendverb

    extend in scope or range or area

    "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"

    Synonyms:
    go, unfold, exsert, hold out, branch out, strain, cover, diversify, broaden, draw out, let out, gallop, stretch, stretch out, put out, offer, extend, run, expand, lead, poke out, carry, pass, protract, stretch forth, continue, reach out, prolong

    Antonyms:
    narrow, contract

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How to use widen in a sentence?

  1. Ramsey Baghdadi:

    Consumer demand for plant-based products is large enough to make an impact in sales, as the plant-based alternative industry continues to grow, pepsiCo's decision to widen its existing selection of plant-based snacks will be a game changer in the long-term, as more consumers naturally gravitate towards the trend.

  2. Luc Dardenne:

    We're interested in individuals, in details, in ordinary things to, hopefully, make something extra-ordinary of them, at least to widen the scope, but we're really staying with this suburban doctor who refuses to become richer by changing practice because she wants to stay where she is to find out the identity of The Unknown Girl. That's what we're interested in, the moral responsibility that Jenny feels.

  3. Niels Lammerts van Bueren:

    The deal is so big that there are not enough arbitragers that can keep the spread in a tight ranges, i don't think anyone wants to go into the arbitrage too big so the spread could widen further.

  4. Deb DeHaas:

    You need to widen the aperture of where you're looking.

  5. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Based on the names and country profiles, it should seem they are offering you the same exposure, but they track different indices, their country exposure is going to be different, and that exposure difference helps explain why they perform differently. So far, the discrepancy has helped The Vanguard fund, Todd Rosenbluth said, although both funds have taken a hit since the end of June, when the Shanghai Composite Index started falling. Since then, The Vanguard fund has lost 11.65 percent, while the iShares fund has fallen 12.45 percent. Year to date, The Vanguard fund is down 6.97 percent, and the iShares fund is down 8.89 percent. Chinese shares have been falling on fears that the nation's economy may slow well beyond the 7 percent growth rate that analysts had earlier suggested would be a bottom for that market. China has moved to weaken its currency to bolster its economy and share prices. The difference between the two funds is expected to widen because the two different indexes they follow will be treating Chinese stocks differently. FTSE, the Financial Times Stock Exchange, plans to begin adding onshore Chinese equities, known as A-shares, to its broad emerging markets indexes, which Vanguard follows. The Vanguard benchmark, the FTSE Emerging Index, now has approximately 26 percent exposure to China, according to the mutual fund company. In June, Vanguard said it would begin shifting to a new FTSE index later this year. The new index will have a 29 percent exposure to China, including a 5.6 percent exposure to A-shares. MSCI Inc, however, said in June that it was not ready to include the A-shares in its two emerging market indexes.

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Translations for widen

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  • rozšířitCzech
  • erweitern, weitenGerman
  • ensancharSpanish
  • laajentaa, laajentua, leventääFinnish
  • s’élargir, élargirFrench
  • larjigar, larjeskarIdo
  • allargere, allargarsi, allargareItalian
  • 広がる, 広める, 大きい, 広まる, 広げる, 拡張するJapanese
  • پان کردن, پان بوونKurdish
  • alargarPortuguese
  • расширяться, расшириться, расширить, расширятьRussian
  • vidga, utvidga, utökaSwedish

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