broaden vs widen what difference

what is difference between broaden and widen

English

Etymology

From broad +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɹɔːdən/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːdən

Verb

broaden (third-person singular simple present broadens, present participle broadening, simple past and past participle broadened)

  1. (transitive) To make broad or broader.
    Travel broadens the mind.
    Synonyms: widen, extend
  2. (intransitive) To become broad or broader.
    The roads gradually broadened as we drove into the countryside.
    Synonym: widen

Derived terms

  • broaden someone’s horizons

Translations

Anagrams

  • Aberdon, bandore, boarden


English

Etymology

From wide +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɪdən/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdən

Verb

widen (third-person singular simple present widens, present participle widening, simple past and past participle widened)

  1. (intransitive) To become wide or wider.
  2. (transitive) To make wide or wider.
  3. (transitive) To let out clothes to a larger size.
  4. (transitive) To broaden or extend in scope or range.
  5. (transitive, programming) To convert to a data type that can hold a larger number of distinct values.
    Antonym: narrow
    to widen a short variable to an int variable

Derived terms

  • widenable

Translations

Anagrams

  • Edwin, Wedin, Wendi, dwine, indew, winde, wined

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