Definitions for IMPROVEɪmˈpruv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"


  1. improve(Verb)

    to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something)

  2. improve(Verb)

    to become better

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improve(verb)

    to disprove or make void; to refute

  2. Improve(verb)

    to disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence

  3. Improve(verb)

    to make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land

  4. Improve(verb)

    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

  5. Improve(verb)

    to advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad

  6. Improve(verb)

    to grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health

  7. Improve(verb)

    to advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse

  8. Improve(verb)

    to increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves

  9. Origin: [Pref. im- not + prove: cf. L. improbare, F. improuver.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1697

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1700

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IMPROVE' in Verbs Frequency: #208

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