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 for broaden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broaden \Broad"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Broadened; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Broadening.] [From Broad, a.]
     To grow broad; to become broader or wider.
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           The broadening sun appears.              --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Broaden \Broad"en\, v. t.
     To make broad or broader; to render more broad or
     comprehensive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  broaden
      v 1: make broader; "broaden the road"
      2: extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to
         all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden
         your horizon"; "Extend your backyard" [syn: widen,
         broaden, extend]
      3: vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company
         diversified" [syn: diversify, branch out, broaden]
         [ant: narrow, narrow down, specialise, specialize]
      4: become broader; "The road broadened"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "broaden":
     accrue, accumulate, add to, advance, aggrandize, amplify,
     appreciate, augment, balloon, bloat, blow up, boom, boost, breed,
     build, build up, bulk, bulk out, crescendo, deal in generalities,
     deepen, develop, dilate, distend, ecumenicize, enlarge, exalt,
     expand, extend, fatten, fill out, gain, gain strength, generalize,
     get ahead, globalize, go up, greaten, grow, hike, hike up, huff,
     increase, inflate, intensify, jack up, jump up, lengthen, magnify,
     make a generalization, maximize, mount, multiply, open, outspread,
     outstretch, parlay, proliferate, puff, puff up, pump, pump up,
     put up, pyramid, raise, rarefy, rise, run up, shoot up, snowball,
     spread, spread out, strengthen, stretch, sufflate, swell, thicken,
     tumefy, universalize, up, wax, widen
  
  

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