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widen
British English: /ˈwʌɪd(ə)n/
American English: /ˈwaɪdn/

Translation of widen in French:

transitive verb

  • 2 [figurative]
    élargir (debate)
    étendre (powers)
    to widen the scope of an enquiry
    élargir le champ d'une enquête
    this has widened their lead in the opinion polls
    ceci a renforcé leur position dominante dans les sondages

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (river, road)
    s'élargir
    his eyes widened
    il a ouvert grand or écarquillé les yeux
  • 2 (increase) the gap is widening between rich and poor
    le fossé entre riches et pauvres s'élargit

also: widening present participle adjective

  • (division)
    de plus en plus grand
    (gap)
    qui s'élargit de plus en plus
    the widening perception that …
    la conviction de plus en plus répandue que …

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