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Synonyms for widen
ˈwaɪd n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widen(verb)

    become broader or wider or more extensive

    "The road widened"

    Synonyms:
    let out, extend, broaden

    Antonyms:
    contract, narrow

  2. let out, widen(verb)

    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. widen(verb)

    make wider

    "widen the road"

    Synonyms:
    let out, extend, broaden

    Antonyms:
    narrow, contract

  4. widen, broaden, extend(verb)

    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

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.

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How to use widen in a sentence?

  1. Angus Nicholson:

    Commodities are likely to drive the pullback in equities today, with materials and energy stocks in for a difficult session, we will quite likely see credit spreads widen again today, as the oil price has been a major driver for high yield credit.

  2. Trip Pittman:

    Let’s be frank, Donald Trump would not be president, I don’t believe, without Jeff Sessions … And when Jeff Sessions stood up, Jeff Sessions gave Donald Trump the conservative credentials Jeff Sessions needed to widen Jeff Sessions base to a point where Jeff Sessions could win the presidency.

  3. Pertamina Chief Executive Dwi Soetjipto:

    We are aware that if we don't fill this gap it will widen.

  4. Kevin Lockhart:

    It feels like pricing should widen a bit, but that is offset by the combination of CLO creation and the fact that year over year volume is low.

  5. Anhui Conch:

    Market competition in the first half of the year was quite intense and it is expected that sector losses will widen further.

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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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