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improve meaning

[ im'pru:v ] Pronunciation:   "improve" in a sentence
  • Verb: improve  im'proov
    1. To make better
      "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
      - better, amend, ameliorate, meliorate 
    2. Get better
      "The weather improved toward evening"
      - better, ameliorate, meliorate

    Derived forms: improved, improving, improves

    See also: improvement, improver

    Type of: alter, change, change state, modify, turn

    Encyclopedia: Improve


  • [Business]
    verb [+ obj or no obj]

    to become better than before; to make sth/sb better than before:

    Market conditions have improved considerably.

    The shares improved 5¢ to 542¢.

    We aim to improve efficiency at all our plants.

    I need to improve my French.

    an improved quality of service

    The company needs to improve performance in all these areas.

    sb/sth begins/continues/fails/starts to improve

    ◆ to aim/attempt/try/work to improve sth

    ◆ to improve (sth) considerably/greatly/dramatically/significantly to improve (sth) continuously/slightly/slowly/steadily

    PHRASAL VERBS

    improve on/upon sth

    to achieve or produce sth that is of a better quality than sth else:

    We've certainly improved on last year's figures.

Examples

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  1. things will improve as time goes on.
  2. the haze of distance improves the view.
  3. "keeping improving " is our watchword.
  4. the condition of her family was not improving ..
  5. the students have improved their listening.

Related Words

  1. improv meaning
  2. improvability meaning
  3. improvable meaning
  4. improvableness meaning
  5. improvably meaning
  6. improve (up)on sth meaning
  7. improve on meaning
  8. improve on-upon meaning
  9. improve the occasion meaning
  10. improve upon meaning
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