What does improve mean?

Definitions for improve
ɪmˈpruvim·prove

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word improve.

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

How to pronounce improve?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say improve in sign language?

  1. improve

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

Examples of improve in a Sentence

  1. Cary Grant:

    I improve on misquotation.

  2. Field Marshall John French:

    To compare is not to improve.

  3. Gerson Alcantara:

    That will only improve things for the rich.

  4. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    First improve yourself, and then judge others.

Images & Illustrations of improve

  1. improveimproveimproveimproveimprove

Popularity rank by frequency of use

improve#1#1326#10000

Translations for improve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for improve »

Translation

Find a translation for the improve definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these improve definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"improve." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 7 Dec. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/improve>.

Are we missing a good definition for improve? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for improve:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.