Definition of broaden one's horizons in English:

broaden one's horizons


  • Expand one's range of interests, activities, and knowledge.

    ‘they want to broaden their horizons with a change of scenery and culture’
    • ‘‘I joined the railway because I thought it would be interesting and broaden my horizons,’ said Mrs Cope, who lives in Oxenhope.’
    • ‘So yeah, if I broaden my horizons and meet interesting and amusing people, then so much the better.’
    • ‘She has never let her disability prevent her from broadening her horizons, taking part in trips and activities away from the school, sometimes with fully-sighted teenagers.’
    • ‘We are trying to broaden their horizons and give them valuable life skills or interests.’
    • ‘His father, however, disliked Alfred's interest in poetry and in order to broaden his horizons, sent him abroad for further training in chemical engineering.’