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broaden

US [ˈbrɔd(ə)n]
UK [ˈbrɔːd(ə)n]
  • v.变宽;变阔;(使)扩大影响;增长(经验、知识等)
  • Web加宽;放宽;拓宽
Simple Present:broadens  Present Participle:broadening  Past Tense:broadened  
broaden
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v.
1.
[i]
变宽;变阔to become wider
Her smile broadened.
她笑得更加灿烂了。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
(使)扩大影响to affect or make sth affect more people or things
a promise to broaden access to higher education
拓宽高等教育渠道的承诺
The party needs to broaden its appeal to voters.
该党需要进一步吸引选民。
3.
[t]
~ sth
增长(经验、知识等)to increase your experience, knowledge, etc.
Few would disagree that travel broadens the mind(= helps you to understand other people's customs, etc.) .
旅游有助于开阔眼界,很少有人会不同意这一点。
Spending a year working in the city helped to broaden his horizons .
在城市工作的一年拓宽了他的视野。

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