Example: "In order to narrow down your search, you should ...".

How would a native speaker say the exact opposite?

closed as off-topic by Canis Lupus, Centaurus, choster, Ellie Kesselman, oerkelens Mar 20 '15 at 12:00

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave these specific reasons:

  • "Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must include information on how it will be used in order to be answered. For help writing a good word or phrase request, see: About single word requests" – Canis Lupus, choster, oerkelens
  • "Please include the research you've done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic." – Centaurus, Ellie Kesselman
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • 3
    Not native speaker myself, but I would guess: broaden, extend, expand. – Zikato Mar 19 '15 at 9:18
  • 2
    I'd go for 'widen', but why are you comparing the two? – JonMark Perry Mar 19 '15 at 11:18
  • @JonMarkPerry Thanks for the comment, that was because I didn't know how to say that, while I knew how to say the opposite, so I compared the two in order to express what I needed to know – kos Mar 19 '15 at 17:00
  • 1
    Perhaps somebody can explain me the reason of the downvote? Would this question fit better on "English Language Learners"? If so I apologize, I tought here would have been a good place to ask question like this one. A moderator should feel free to move this to the most appropriate site – kos Mar 19 '15 at 17:06

Expand or broaden would be appropriate antonyms to narrow down.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.