Definition of


  1. (verb, change) become more intense
    His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan
  2. (verb, change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    This event only deepened my convictions
  3. (verb, change) become deeper in tone
    Her voice deepened when she whispered the password
  4. (verb, change) make deeper

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Deepen

change, compound, heighten, intensify

Origin of the word Deepen

  1. c.1600, from deep (adj.). The earlier verb had been simply deep, from O.E. diepan. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Deepen

daphne, daphnia, dauphin, deadpan, deafen, debone, defame, define, depone, devein, devon, devonian, diaphone, diovan, dipnoi, divan, divine, dobbin, dopamine, dubbin, dubnium

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