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, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

Wiktionary

  1. improveverb

    to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something)

  2. improveverb

    to become better

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improveverb

    to disprove or make void; to refute

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

  2. Improveverb

    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. Improveverb

    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. Improveverb

    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. Improveverb

    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. Improveverb

    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. Improveverb

    to advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse

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

  8. Improveverb

    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  

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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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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. Mark Esper:

    Right now we're focused on helping Saudi Arabia improve their defense infrastructure.

  2. Peter Anthamatten:

    This is an important debate on how to improve physical activity among schools and there is good research to investigate whether lending equipment, organizing activities, renovating schoolyards, or improving adult supervision is the most effective strategy, what the authors can claim is that they observe meaningful difference on their playgrounds with the program (equipment and supervision) but they cannot say which part of the program makes the difference.

  3. Jorge Luis Borges:

    Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.

  4. Daniel Bloomfield:

    We believe Improve-It showed that ezetimibe in combination with a statin offers a significant benefit to high-risk patients with coronary heart disease.

  5. Edmund Shing:

    Before becoming positive on the sector, I would like to see them making efforts to improve productivity, adopt technologies like softwares to optimize logistics networks, cut labor costs and have a sustainable dividend policy, it's a very competitive market, growth prospects are limited and the barrier to entry is not very high. The danger for the market is that Amazon might replicate its experiment across Europe and other online companies such as eBay also launch their own delivery services to cut costs.

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