What does upgrade mean?

Definitions for upgradeˈʌpˌgreɪd; ˈʌpˈgreɪd; ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  2. upgrade(noun)

    software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  3. upgrade(noun)

    a reservation that is improved

    "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"

  4. upgrade, rise, rising slope(noun)

    the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

  5. upgrade(noun)

    hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  6. upgrade(verb)

    the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)

    "the power plant received a new upgrade"

  7. upgrade(verb)

    rate higher; raise in value or esteem

  8. upgrade(verb)

    to improve what was old or outdated

    "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"

  9. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate(verb)

    give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

    "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

  10. upgrade(verb)

    get better travel conditions

    "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

  11. upgrade(verb)

    give better travel conditions to

    "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"


  1. upgrade(Noun)

    an improved component or replacement item, usually applied to technology

    With my phone company, I get a free upgrade every twelve months if I keep topping up 10 pounds a month.

  2. upgrade(Verb)

    to improve, usually applied to technology, generally by complete replacement of one or more components

  3. upgrade(Verb)

    to replace an existing object with something better

    I had to upgrade my anti-virus software to protect my computer from the newer threats.

  4. upgrade(Verb)

    to replace a program with a later version of itself, a version having a higher version number or marketed under a more recent product name

  5. Origin: From up + grade.


  1. Upgrade

    Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product. In computing and consumer electronics an upgrade is generally a replacement of hardware, software or firmware with a newer or better version, in order to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upgrade in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upgrade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. J. Mark Wallace:

    Life is a continual upgrade.

  2. Joaquim Levy:

    We have to think of an upgrade.

  3. Michael Hansen:

    I do think they are going to upgrade 2,4-D.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Don't downgrade your dreams to upgrade your relationships.

  5. Brown University Professor Peter Weber:

    The upgrade will benefit X-ray experiments in many different ways.

Images & Illustrations of upgrade

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Translations for upgrade

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ترقيةArabic
  • verbessern, aufrüsten, Upgrade, nachrüsten, hochrüstenGerman
  • αναβαθμίζω, αναβάθμισηGreek
  • mejora, mejorar, actualizarSpanish
  • parannus, parantaaFinnish
  • mise à niveauFrench
  • שדרגHebrew
  • アップグレードJapanese
  • upgradenDutch
  • melhorarPortuguese
  • усовершенствовать, модернизация, улучшить, модернизировать, апгрейд, улучшать, обновление, обновлять, обновитьRussian
  • uppgradering, befordra, uppgradera, uppdatera, uppvärderaSwedish
  • yükseltmek, geliştirmek, iyileştirmekTurkish
  • оновленняUkrainian

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