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

How would a native speaker say the exact opposite?

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    Not native speaker myself, but I would guess: broaden, extend, expand.
    – Zikato
    Mar 19, 2015 at 9:18
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    I'd go for 'widen', but why are you comparing the two?
    – JMP
    Mar 19, 2015 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, 2015 at 17:00
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    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, 2015 at 17:06

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Expand or broaden would be appropriate antonyms to narrow down.

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