[ US /ˈdipən/ ]
[ UK /dˈiːpən/ ]
  1. become deeper in tone
    His voice began to change when he was 12 years old
    Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
  2. become more intense
    The debate intensified
    His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan
  3. make deeper
    They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it
  4. make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    The efforts were intensified
    This event only deepened my convictions
    Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
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How To Use deepen In A Sentence

  • But either way, placater or elitist, he has headed us down an evil road by deepening a war we couldn ` t afford eight years ago when it started and certainly can ` t afford after the Bush-Cheney fiasco in Iraq. The Student Operated Press
  • Then, the phrase had struck Vincent as doting and naive, but sometime during his stay in Toulio, as his grasp of the Chinese language deepened, and as he learned—or was forced to learn—from his mistakes, he had felt the title gain merit and accuracy. Heaven Lake
  • Choosing gifts together deepens your bond. The Sun
  • The so-called audience learns about the proposer herself, measures her credibility, considers her ideas, and deepens her understanding of the current exigency as the rhetor sees it.
  • The web of life, the biocenose, the biotic community, the ecosystem — all terms relating to the same kinds of concept — have broadened and deepened the opportunities for studying the relation of nature and culture, particularly changes in the natu - ral order. ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE
  • With the deepening of grain circulating system innovation, grain logistics' development becomes emergency.
  • To deepen his predicament, because he is single, his advisers and confidants are generally undomesticated guys just like him. Where Have The Good Men Gone?
  • The political row over the deal deepened yesterday with angry exchanges in the Commons. Times, Sunday Times
  • This was really the beginning, the outstart, of Nelson's great career; for Hood's interest in him, then aroused, and deepened by experience to the utmost confidence and appreciation, made itself felt the instant the French Revolutionary War began. The Life of Nelson
  • This thrust reflected his deepening disappointment with Western civilization.
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