from The Century Dictionary.
- To make wider.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To widen.
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Your incomprehension is rooted in a basic cognitive bias, one that every unthinking animal shares: your future expectations are informed only by your own prior experience, only by your own exceedingly short and, in the broad span of history, uncharacteristic life, only by your limited perspective, one that you have bothered to neither examine nor enwiden.