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broaden

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔːdn/

Translation of broaden in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [scope/horizons/interests] ampliar* travel broadens the mind los viajes amplían los horizontes
    Example sentences
    • Mr Walsh praised the industry's efforts in broadening and expanding its market reach at EU retail level.
    • This volume sets out to correct the imbalance, though, inevitably, the theme broadens out to a variety of aspects of motherhood.
    • This discussion of technical aspects of narrative broadens out in this essay into a criticism of the capitalist system and its effects.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [scope/interests] ampliarse* 1.2 (widen) [river/valley] ensancharse
    Example sentences
    • Lynn winks naughtily at him, and Clark's smile broadens.
    • At the thought of his son, he quickly remembered the little girl who had come with him, and the smile on his face broadened.
    • His eyes flipped around towards where I was hiding, and his pleasant smile broadened.

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