Definitions for IMPROVEɪmˈpruv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition; make better:
improving one's health.
to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc.
to increase the value of (real property) by betterments.
(v.i.)to increase in quality or value; become better.
to make improvements.
* Syn: improve , ameliorate , better imply bringing to a more desirable state. improve usu. implies remedying a lack or a felt need: to improve a process. ameliorate , a formal word, implies improving oppressive, unjust, or difficult conditions: to ameliorate working conditions. better implies improving conditions that are adequate but could be more satisfactory: to better a previous attempt; to better oneself by study.
Origin of improve:
1425–75; late ME improuen, emprouen < AF emprouer < LL prōde (est), L prōdest (it) is beneficial, of use
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)
"The weather improved toward evening"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to get or make better
classes to improve my English; His health has improved since he gave up smoking.; improved working conditions
to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something)
to become better
to disprove or make void; to refute
to disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence
to make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land
to use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means
to advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad
to grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health
to advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse
to increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1697
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1700
Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Verbs Frequency: #208
Translations for IMPROVE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to (cause to) become better, of higher quality etc
His work has greatly improved; They recently improved the design of that car.
- melhorarPortuguese (BR)
- zlepšit (se)Czech
- βελτιώνω, βελτιώνομαιGreek
- mejorar, perfeccionarSpanish
- parandama, paranemaEstonian
- بهتر شدنFarsi
- सुधारना, सुधरनाHindi
- javul; javít; fejlesztHungarian
- meningkatkan, memperbaikiIndonesian
- bæta, lagaIcelandic
- pagerinti, patobulinti, pagerėtiLithuanian
- uzlabot; pilnveidot; uzlaboties; pilnveidotiesLatvian
- (for)bedre, forskjønneNorwegian
- polepszyć się, ulepszyćPolish
- بهتر شدنPersian
- سمول، اصلاح كول، څيخولPashto
- a (se)îmbunătăţiRomanian
- zlepšiť (sa), napraviť (sa), zdokonaliťSlovak
- izboljšati (se)Slovenian
- geliş(tir)mek, iyileş(tir)mek, düzel(t)mekTurkish
- 改善Chinese (Trad.)
- بہتر بننا یا بناناUrdu
- cải thiệnVietnamese
- 使更好Chinese (Simp.)
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