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widen

verb [I/T]  /ˈwɑɪ·dən/ us  
to become farther in distance from one side to the other: [I] After it passes through town, the road widens.
to allow or encourage influence by something else: [T] Let’s widen the discussion by listening to people with other points of view.
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