Meaning of “broaden” in the English Dictionary

"broaden" in British English

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broadenverb

uk /ˈbrɔː.dən/ us /ˈbrɑː.dən/

(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 become wider, 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 your interests.

(Definition of “broaden” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"broaden" in Business English

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broadenverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbrɔːdən/ us

to increase the range of something:

New rules should help credit unions expand their activities and broaden access to cheaper borrowing.
We plan to broaden / our range of products and services.

(Definition of “broaden” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)