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

How to pronounce improve?

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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. Richard Liu:

    We have to make a lot of innovation every day and never stop ... Reduce cost and improve customer experience. That's all.

  2. Colin Swatton:

    I feel this year is going to be a good year, as long as I stay healthy and as long as I've the will to improve.

  3. Herve Mariton:

    They're more liberal than before but with exceptions, they want to improve the system but not change it altogether, they say 'I'm liberal but, for instance we should make sure we help farmers'.

  4. Amy Klobuchar:

    We need to improve the Affordable Care Act, not blow it up.

  5. Northrop Grumman:

    . The new strike bomber will start deploying in about a decade. The aircraft is expected to replace the nearly four-decades old B-1 as well as the legendary B-52 Stratofortress that has served the country for about six decades. Related : Marine Corps ' new helicopter completes Marine Corps ' new helicopter first flight This new bomber will be fully loaded with lots of technologies and next-gen innovations that are cloaked in secrecy. Marine Corps ' new helicopter may even withstand nuclear weapon-generated electromagnetic pulses( EMPs) and still operate. What will Marine Corps ' new helicopter be like ? The military has kept details of the wish list for its new bomber classified. During the Super Bowl, Northrop Grumman’s ad featured a new aircraft shrouded in mystery – literally cloaked at one point. Some industry experts believe this was a representation of Northrop’s vision for the new mysterious bomber. B-2 We can look to the B-2 bomber, also made by Northrop Grumman, for an idea of what we might expect. The B-2 aircraft has been a mainstay for the military with The B-2 aircraft stealth long-range and big payload strike bomber capabilities. Related : Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated' last chance' gun system The B-2 Spirit Bomber carries a crew of two and took its first flight in 1989 and entered the operational fleet in 1993. The original B-2 fleet was 21 aircraft. The four 19,000-pound-thrust F118-GE engines give the B-2 its power, allowing it to fly more than 600 miles per hour. With a 172-foot wingspan, the B-2 can fly to a ceiling of 50,000 feet. B-2 is built for stealth. During the Cold War, it was designed to beat air defense systems, penetrating deep into Soviet Union airspace and deliver a nuclear bomb if necessary. Cold War design allows it to evade radar and makes it tough to detect. Instead of metal, the structure is made from advanced composites like resin-impregnated graphite fiber. Related : Meet' Viper' - the newest F-16 Fighter The aircraft can travel a very long range - to approximately 6,000 nautical miles. If the aircraft is refueled while in the air, then it can fly even farther - an additional 4,000 miles without landing. The B-2 Spirit Bomber can carry more than 40,000 pounds of nuclear or conventional munitions – that’s the kind of power that can dramatically change the battle space in one flight. The aircraft is designed to deliver these munitions precisely on target even in adverse weather conditions. Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri is home to the majority of the current B-2 fleet. The aircraft has deployed recently in combat in Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Related : 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Since it was introduced more than 20 years ago, many advances have been incorporated to improve the B-2's lethality. The aircraft’s ability to receive updated target data while in the midst of a mission was also improved. Other upgrade programs improved the B-2’s capabilities to collect, process and then distribute battlefield data to teams throughout the world. The sleek B-2 has a unique flying wing design that supports its radar evasion and hard to detect design. The Super Bowl commercial showed a sort of bat wing shape, similar to B-2, but the specs of the new plane have remained secret. The Air Force has made the right decision for our nation's security, as the company that developed and delivered the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, we look forward to providing The Air Force with a highly-capable and affordable next-generation Long-Range Strike Bomber.

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