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"broaden" in British English

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broadenverb

uk   /ˈbrɔː.dən/  us   /ˈbrɑː.dən/
  • broaden verb (MORE GENERAL)

C1 [T] to ​increase the ​range of something: They've ​introduced all ​sorts of new ​elements to that ​programme in ​order to broaden ​its appeal. I ​hoped that going to ​college might broaden my horizons (= ​increase the ​range of my ​knowledge and ​experience).
broaden the/your mind
to make someone ​understand more and ​know more about different ​subjects, ​ideas, ​places, etc.: They say that ​travel broadens the ​mind. The Internet can give ​childrenopportunities to broaden ​theirminds.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of broaden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"broaden" in American English

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broadenverb

 us   /ˈbrɔ·dən/
  • broaden verb (WIDE)

[I/T] to ​becomewider, or to ​cause something to be ​wider: [T] They are broadening the ​road to ​speed up the ​flow of ​traffic.
  • broaden verb (GENERAL)

[T] to ​increase the ​range of something: Going to ​college will broaden ​yourinterests.
(Definition of broaden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"broaden" in Business English

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broadenverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbrɔːdən/
to ​increase the ​range of something: New ​rules should ​helpcreditunionsexpand their ​activities and broaden ​access to ​cheaperborrowing. We ​plan to broaden our range of ​products and ​services.
(Definition of broaden from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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