Word Summary
platynō: to make broad
Original Word: πλατύνω
Transliteration: platynō
Phonetic Spelling: (plat-oo'-no)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to make broad
Meaning: to make broad
Strong's Concordance
make broad, enlarge.

From platus; to widen (literally or figuratively) -- make broad, enlarge.

see GREEK platus

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4115: πλατύνω

πλατύνω; passive, perfect 3 person singular πεπλάτυνται (see μιαίνω); 1 aorist ἐπλατυνθην; (πλατύς); to make broad, to enlarge: τί, Matthew 23:5; καρδία ἡμῶν πεπλάτυνται, our heart expands itself namely, to receive you into it, i. e. to welcome and embrace you in love, 2 Corinthians 6:11 (πλατύνειν τήν καρδίαν for לֵב הִרְחִב, to open the heart namely, to instruction, Psalm 118:32 () (cf. Winer's Grammar, 30)); πλατύνθητε καί ὑμεῖς, be ye also enlarged in heart, viz. to receive me therein, 2 Corinthians 6:13. (Xenophon, Plutarch, Anthol., others.)