Broaden and Expand


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Broaden verb – Extend in scope or range or area.
Usage example: broaden your horizon

Expand is a synonym for broaden in widen topic. In some cases you can use "Expand" instead a verb "Broaden", when it comes to topics like extend, increase, augment, magnify. popular alternative
Nearby Words: broad, broadening, broadly, broadness
Synonyms for Broaden


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Expand verb – Expand the influence of.
Broaden is a synonym for expand in extend topic. You can use "Broaden" instead a verb "Expand", if it concerns topics such as increase, augment, magnify, make bigger. popular alternative
Nearby Words: expanded, expanse, expansion, expansive, expanding
Synonyms for Expand

Common collocations

love broaden love expand love
mind broaden mind expand mind
knowledge broaden knowledge expand knowledge
base broaden base expand base
Other nouns: audience, range, reach, bit, scope, horizons.

Both words in one sentence

  • Marcinko delivered the brief, but before he did, he read through it and changed the involvement of SEALs from an element to a command, which would greatly expand and broaden their involvement in counterterrorism.
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