What does improve mean?

Definitions for improve
ɪmˈpruvim·prove

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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

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

  2. Improve(verb)

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

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

  3. Improve(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  5. Improve(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  7. Improve(verb)

    to advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse

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

  8. Improve(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. improve

    An accurate, perfect and positive change.

    Their childrens lives did improve when they ensured worklife balance.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2020  
  2. improve

    To create a positive and empowering change.

    They do focus on trying to improve by working in unity and partnership as a united team, unity and teamwork makes the plan work...... we agree.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 27, 2020  

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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How to say improve in sign language?

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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. Dimitris Pantoulas:

    They see the protests as leverage to press Maduro to improve his government ... but they don't see it as going on the other side.

  2. Geoff Revell:

    Handwashing is an enormous opportunity to improve health because it's such a cheap and effective solution.

  3. Heather Mangieri:

    When you're stressed, there's a battle being fought inside you, the antioxidants and phytonutrients found in berries fight in your defense, helping improve your body's response to stress and fight stress-related free radicals.

  4. Council Chairman Mary Neumayr:

    CEQ's draft guidance is intended to assist agencies in meeting their obligations under NEPA and to improve the timeliness of permitting decisions for projects to modernize our nation's infrastructure.

  5. Zack McCormick:

    The goal of epidural steroid injection is not for long term ‘ cure, ’ but rather to( improve) symptoms in order to allow restoration of sleep, quality of life, and tolerance of physical therapy, epidural steroid injections should not be used as an isolated therapy.

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