Definitions for improve
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word improve.
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateverb
"The weather improved toward evening"
to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something)
to become better
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: in and probus. Quasi probum facere. Skinner.
I love not to improve the honour of the living by impairing that of the dead. John Denham.
Heaven seems improv'd with a superior ray,
And the bright arch reflects a double day. Alexander Pope.
Though the prophet Jeremy was unjustly accused, yet doth not that improve any thing that I have said. John Whitgift.
To advance in goodness.
We take care to improve in our frugality and diligence; virtues which become us, particularly in times of war. Francis Atterbury.
to disprove or make void; to refute
to disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence
to make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land
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
to advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad
to grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health
to advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse
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
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.]
An accurate, perfect and positive change.
Their childrens lives did improve when they ensured worklife balance.
Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2020
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'improve' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1697
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'improve' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1700
Rank popularity for the word 'improve' in Verbs Frequency: #208
The numerical value of improve in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of improve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
If the Vienna talks succeed and there is a better situation with America, then (with) hardliners in power, who are close to the supreme leader, the situation may improve.
Together, we can build confidence in the division that will ensure compliance with the Constitution, improve public safety and make the job of delivering police services safer and more effective.
It will bolster the security of a major treaty ally that has been, and continues to be, a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. It will also improve (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s) interoperability with U.S. missile defense systems, and increase the protection for U.S. installations in the region.
First, it means the Norges Bank will buy 18 billion more NOK in February than in January, which adds a flow supportive argument to NOK after a week where the stagnating reflation theme weighed, secondly, the larger NOK buying pace will drain liquidity from the interbank market, which puts upward pressure on NOK FRA/OIS spreads. By extension, this will improve the carry case of a long NOK position.
These data will encourage future interrogation of menstrual symptoms and pathologies as an indicator of long-term health outcomes and may provide an early opportunity to implement preventative strategies to improve women's health across the lifespan.
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- تحسن, حسنArabic
- подобрявам, подобрявам се, усъвършенствамBulgarian
- millorarCatalan, Valencian
- zlepšit se, vylepšit, zlepšitCzech
- sich verbessern, verbessernGerman
- βελτιώνομαι, βελτιώνωGreek
- بهبود, بهبود یافتن, بهبود دادنPersian
- parantaa, parantuaFinnish
- s'améliorer, améliorer, amenderFrench
- javul, megjavul, tökéletesít, javítHungarian
- բարելավել, կատարելագործել, լավացնել, բարելավվել, լավանալArmenian
- fare migliorie, migliorare, stare meglio, perfezionareItalian
- 良くなる, 改良, 改善, 上達Japanese
- melius fio, melior fio, meliorem facioLatin
- verbeteren, beteren, beter makenDutch
- forbedre seg, forbedreNorwegian
- poprawić się, poprawić, ulepszać, polepszyć, poprawiać się, poprawiać, ulepszyć, polepszaćPolish
- a se îmbunătăți, îmbunătățiRomanian
- улучшить, улучшаться, улучшать, улучшитьсяRussian
- bli bättre, förbättraSwedish
- کو بہتر بنانے کےUrdu
- cải tiến, cải thiệnVietnamese
- gudikumön, gudükumönVolapük
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