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"

Wiktionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Improve

    im-prōōv′, v.t. to make better: to advance in value or excellence: to correct: to employ to good purpose.—v.i. to grow better: to make progress: to increase: to rise (as prices).—ns. Improvabil′ity, Improv′ableness.—adj. Improv′able, able to be improved.—adv. Improv′ably.—ns. Improve′ment, the act of improving: advancement or progress: increase, addition; Improv′er, one who improves: a pad worn by women to make the dress hang properly.—pr.p. and adj. Improv′ing, tending to cause improvement.—adv. Improv′ingly.—Improve on, or upon, to bring to a better state by addition or amendment; Improve the occasion, to point out a moral from some event that has just occurred. [A variant of approve.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMPROVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMPROVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cary Grant:

    I improve on misquotation.

  2. Field Marshall John French:

    To compare is not to improve.

  3. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    First improve yourself, and then judge others.

  5. Tony Tyler:

    Everybody agrees that we have to improve tracking.

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