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widen

wid·en

widen

 
 
pronunciation:
waI dn
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: widened, widening, widens
definition: to make or become wide or wider; broaden.
antonyms:
taper
similar words:
broaden, dilate, enlarge, extend, stretch
Word Parts
The word widen contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.