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synonyms for widening

  • 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 widening

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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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How to use widening in a sentence

This widening grasp of languages is or was within the capacity of nearly everyone born into the world—given the facilities.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
A short distance off was another ridge or spur of the mountain, widening out into almost a plateau.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
"I wonder if there are wild animals in those woods," said Amy, her eyes widening at the thought.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
In the centre is an opening in the floor widening into a vaulted and frescoed marble tomb about six feet square and as many deep.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
"I only came here yesterday," said he, as a widening in the path permitted them to walk abreast.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
The water was already flowing around the uncompleted end of the wharf, but they jumped the rapidly widening stream.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
Sinclair leaned up against a rock, his arms folded, a smug smile gradually widening across his features.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
It is probable that these two similar styles came in with the widening of the trium .
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
Every man did his best, and the circulation statements as published monthly indicated a widening constituency.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
The candle was burning to the socket; the moonlight lay on the floor between them, in a shifting, widening patch.
THE RAKE'S PROGRESSMARJORIE BOWEN
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WORDS RELATED TO WIDENING

  • addition
  • augmentation
  • boost
  • boosting
  • buildup
  • deepening
  • development
  • elaboration
  • enlargement
  • exaggeration
  • expansion
  • expatiation
  • extension
  • fleshing out
  • heightening
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • padding
  • raising
  • strengthening
  • stretching
  • supplementing
  • upping
  • widening
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