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Definition of "widen" []

  • To make or become wide or wider. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "widen" in a sentence
  • "In comparing losses, use the term widen or narrow rather than increase or decrease."
  • "In short, widen the deficit now and shrink it more later."
  • "The common theory is that when yield spreads widen, which is when the so-called yield curve steepens, it suggests investors are optimistic about the strength of the economy."