Translation of broaden in Spanish:


ampliar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔdn//ˈbrɔːd(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (scope/interests/horizons) ampliar
    travel broadens the mind los viajes amplían los horizontes
    • The article broadens out from these beginnings into a savage attack on both political apathy and nakedly self-interested politicians.
    • This volume sets out to correct the imbalance, though, inevitably, the theme broadens out to a variety of aspects of motherhood.
    • In ‘The Queen's Court ’, the exhibition broadens out into a more thematic display.
    • What began as an attempt to pacify the peasantry soon broadened out into an attack on privileges in general.
    • And afflicted people will tacitly struggle against such connotations until the spectrum of acceptance broadens and mental impediments are no longer considered disabilities, but respected facts of life.
    • At the same time, it broadened out into the full range of modish telecoms services, including internet and data traffic.
    • This discussion broadened out to cover many aspects of travel photography and rounded off a most enjoyable evening at the Camera Club.
    • As Deborah Coddington rightly pointed out, that broadens out the definition to provide protection where it is needed.
    • ‘Right Livelihood’ means avoiding trade in arms, prostitution, animal slaughter and it also broadens out into how one shares one's life with others.
    • This can be broadened out from Crowley, if you like, to take in other authors.
    • I think the definition has broadened out considerably, and that is a good thing.
    • This discussion of technical aspects of narrative broadens out in this essay into a criticism of the capitalist system and its effects.
    • That is where the definition can be expanded and broadened.
    • On the other hand, those wanting to keep the term say that the field is broadening and needs to encompass a greater range of areas.
    • Mr Walsh praised the industry's efforts in broadening and expanding its market reach at EU retail level.
    • With this in mind the Westport branch of Sinn Fein has called for the proposed workshop to be broadened out.
    • But when the plot broadens in the second act - with the pair joining forces to take revenge on Ata's aforementioned, good-for-nothing husband - the action becomes farcical and unconvincing.
    • Here, players must deal with the lines the boat directs them along, though the ability to briefly let go of the rope to access distant areas broadens the possibilities a little.
    • Research interests are broadening in scope to ask questions such as: What are the causes of different rates of ageing of mental abilities?

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (interests/scope) ampliarse
  • 2

    (valley/river) ensancharse