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synonyms for widen

  • add to
  • broaden
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • multiply
  • stretch
  • swell
  • augment
  • dilate
  • distend
  • open
  • ream
  • spread
  • unfold
  • grow larger
  • open out
  • open wide
  • spread out
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antonyms for widen

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  • abridge
  • compress
  • concentrate
  • condense
  • contract
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • lower
  • reduce
  • shorten
  • shrink
  • block
  • close
  • conceal
  • hide
  • cramp
  • narrow
  • restrict
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Government policy has failed to narrow the rich-and-poor gap that widened following the virus outbreak.
HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS: PANDEMIC RECOVERY EXPLODES CHINA’S WEALTH GAPDANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 19, 2020OZY
Conservatives have said they’re not necessarily opposed to transit but want the agency to meet its prior commitments to voters by continuing to widen freeways.
ONE RACE COULD MAKE OR BREAK PLANS TO OVERHAUL THE REGION’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMJESSE MARXAUGUST 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
We persist even though the pay gap actually widens for women at higher education levels.
COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTED PAY DISPARITIES; NOVEMBER’S ELECTION CAN HELP FIX THEMSHIRLEY WEBERAUGUST 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
She saw the widening hole in the ozone layer, and other environmental problems.
IS ECONOMIC GROWTH THE WRONG GOAL? (EP. 429)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 13, 2020FREAKONOMICS
First, it was only a 5- or 6-percentage-point gap, but since the middle of June, that margin has widened to anywhere from 8 to 9 points, according to FiveThirtyEight’s national polling average.
VOTERS ARE STARTING TO DOUBT TRUMP’S REELECTION CHANCESGEOFFREY SKELLEY (GEOFFREY.SKELLEY@ABC.COM)JULY 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Teleworking is widening income inequality all over the world, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund.
TELEWORKING IS WIDENING THE INCOME GAP AROUND THE WORLDKAREN HOJULY 17, 2020QUARTZ
The gap on this metric has widened between the two in the past month, too.
WHY TRUMP — NOT BIDEN — MIGHT HAVE AN ENTHUSIASM PROBLEMMICHAEL TESLERJULY 15, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Instead, when they widened the distance between the anchors the immune response actually went up.
HOW FAKE VIRUSES CAN HELP US MAKE THE BEST POSSIBLE VACCINESSHELLY FANJULY 7, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
With rapid technological progress running headlong into dramatic climate change and widening inequality, most experts agree the coming decade will be tumultuous.
NEW REPORT PREDICTS TECH COULD FUEL AN AGE OF FREEDOM—OR MAKE CIVILIZATION COLLAPSEEDD GENTJUNE 29, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
Their new finding could widen the range of worlds on which astronomers might seek evidence of alien life.
PLANETS WITH HYDROGEN SKIES COULD HARBOR LIFELISA GROSSMANJUNE 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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