Definitions for upgradeˈʌpˌgreɪd; ˈʌpˈgreɪd; ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•gradeˈʌpˌgreɪd; ˈʌpˈgreɪd; ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd(n.; adj., adv.; v.; adj.; adv.)-grad•ed, -grad•ing.

  1. (n.)an upward incline or slope.

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  2. an increase or improvement:

    an upgrade in production.

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  3. an enhanced version, improved model, etc.

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  4. an advancement or improvement in grade, class, or position:

    received an upgrade from coach to first class.

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  5. something that improves or enhances.

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  6. (adj.)uphill.

  7. (adv.)up a slope.

  8. (v.t.)to raise in rank, position, etc.

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  9. to improve or enhance the quality or value of.

  10. (v.i.)to improve the quality, value, or performance of something.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  2. upgrade(noun)

    software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  3. upgrade(noun)

    a reservation that is improved

    "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"

  4. upgrade, rise, rising slope(noun)

    the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

  5. upgrade(noun)

    hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  6. upgrade(verb)

    the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)

    "the power plant received a new upgrade"

  7. upgrade(verb)

    rate higher; raise in value or esteem

  8. upgrade(verb)

    to improve what was old or outdated

    "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"

  9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate(verb)

    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

    "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

  10. upgrade(verb)

    get better travel conditions

    "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

  11. upgrade(verb)

    give better travel conditions to

    "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. upgrade(verb)ˈʌpˌgreɪd; adj., adv. ˈʌpˈgreɪd; v. ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd

    to improve sth or get a newer or better version

    We're upgrading to the VM4 model.; They're upgrading the hotel facilities.

  2. upgradeˈʌpˌgreɪd; adj., adv. ˈʌpˈgreɪd; v. ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd

    to give sb a better seat on a plane, room in a hotel, etc.

    They upgraded me to first class.; upgrades to the system/building; an upgrade to the bridal suite


  1. upgrade(Noun)

    an improved component or replacement item, usually applied to technology

    With my phone company, I get a free upgrade every twelve months if I keep topping up 10 pounds a month.

  2. upgrade(Verb)

    to improve, usually applied to technology, generally by complete replacement of one or more components

  3. upgrade(Verb)

    to replace an existing object with something better

    I had to upgrade my anti-virus software to protect my computer from the newer threats.

  4. upgrade(Verb)

    to replace a program with a later version of itself, a version having a higher version number or marketed under a more recent product name

  5. Origin: From up + grade.


  1. Upgrade

    Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product. In computing and consumer electronics an upgrade is generally a replacement of hardware, software or firmware with a newer or better version, in order to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.

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