Synonyms of deepening


1. deepening, development, evolution

usage: a process of becoming deeper and more profound


1. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen, increase

usage: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

2. intensify, deepen, increase

usage: become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

3. deepen, enlarge

usage: make deeper; "They deepened the lake so that bigger pleasure boats could use it"

4. deepen, change, change

usage: become deeper in tone; "His voice began to change when he was 12 years old"; "Her voice deepened when she whispered the password"


1. deepening(prenominal), thickening(prenominal), intensifying (vs. moderating)

usage: accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the thickening dusk"

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