broaden collocations and examples

 UK /ˈbrɔːd(ə)n/

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make something include more things or people


Nouns frequently used as the object of broaden
range: range, reach, remit, scopeThe links page broadens the scope of the site to include other areas that may be of interest.knowledge or way of looking at something: awareness, experience, focus, interest, knowledge, mind, outlook, perspective, understandingThe course has broadened my perspectives on a whole range of issues.

Usage note

If you have a lot of new experiences and learn a lot of new things, you can say that you have broadened your horizons: Our organization was established to assist young people in broadening their horizons through cultural exchange programmes.

when the number of people or things involved is increased: access, appeal, baseThey were determined to broaden access to higher education.We have entered new markets and broadened our client base.definition: definitionThe new act broadened the definition of terrorism to include ordinary political activities, if linked to a banned organization.skill: skillThe course is for fitness instructors who want to broaden their skills to work with children.

Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with broaden
deepen, develop, enhance, enrich, expand, extend, improve, increase, strengthenThis enriches and broadens our students’ learning.
 
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