Improve

  • 21 improve on — phrasal verb improve on or improve upon [transitive] Word forms improve on : present tense I/you/we/they improve on he/she/it improves on present participle improving on past tense improved on past participle improved on improve on/upon something …

    English dictionary

  • 22 improve*/*/*/ — [ɪmˈpruːv] verb [I/T] to become better, or to make something better Your English will improve with practice.[/ex] More money is needed to improve airline security.[/ex] • improve on sth Words often used with improve Adverbs often used with… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 23 improve — verb (improved, improving) –verb (t) /ɪmˈpruv / (say im proohv) 1. to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: to improve one s health. 2. to make (land) more profitable or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc.; increase the value… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 24 improve on — SURPASS, better, do better than, outdo, exceed, beat, top, cap. → improve * * * phrasal or improve upon : to improve or make useful additions or amendments to an inventor who improved on the carburetor system of the automobile remembered all the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 25 improve — /Im pru:v/ verb 1 (T) to make something better: a course for students wishing to improve their English | Many dishes are greatly improved by adding fresh herbs. 2 (I) become better: Let s hope the weather improves before Saturday. | Some wines… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 improve on — or[improve upon] {v.} To make or get one that is better than (another). * /Dick made good marks the first year, but he thought he could improve on them./ * /Charles built a new model racer for the derby race, because he knew he could improve upon …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 27 improve on — or[improve upon] {v.} To make or get one that is better than (another). * /Dick made good marks the first year, but he thought he could improve on them./ * /Charles built a new model racer for the derby race, because he knew he could improve upon …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 28 improve — verb (improved; improving) Etymology: Middle English improuen, emprouen, from Anglo French emprouer to make profit from, from French en + pru, prou advantage, from Late Latin prode more at proud Date: circa 1529 transitive verb 1. archaic employ …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 29 improve — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, acculturate, adapt, adjust, advance, alter, ameliorate, amend, apprentice, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, benefit, benefit from, best, better, boost, bottom out, brace up, break, break in,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 30 improve — verb 1) ways to improve the service Syn: make better, better, ameliorate, upgrade, update, refine, enhance, boost, build on, raise, polish, fix (up), amend; informal tweak; formal meliorate Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 31 improve — im•prove [[t]ɪmˈpruv[/t]] v. proved, prov•ing 1) to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition; make better: improving one s health[/ex] 2) to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc 3) to increase… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32 improve — /ɪm pru:v/ verb to make something better, or to become better ● We are trying to improve our image with a series of TV commercials. ● They hope to improve the company’s market share. ● We hope the cash flow position will improve or we will have… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 33 improve — verb /ɪmˈpɹuːv/ a) to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something) Painting the woodwork will improve this house. b) to become better Buying more servers would improve …

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  • 34 improve — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make better] Syn. better, ameliorate, mend, amend, enhance, enrich, cultivate, revise, update, upgrade, elevate, polish, refine, purify, enlarge, touch up, edit, emend, civilize, educate, meliorate, landscape, develop,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 35 improve — [16] The prove of improve has no direct connection with the verb prove, although the two have come to resemble each other over the centuries. It comes ultimately from late Latin prōde ‘advantageous’ (source of English proud). This gave Old French …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 36 improve — [16] The prove of improve has no direct connection with the verb prove, although the two have come to resemble each other over the centuries. It comes ultimately from late Latin prōde ‘advantageous’ (source of English proud). This gave Old French …

    Word origins

  • 37 improve on — phr verb Improve on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑showing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 38 improve on — (Roget s IV) , v. Syn. make better, develop, refine; see adjust 3 , change 1 , correct 1 , improve 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 39 improve — verb 1》 make or become better.     ↘(improve on/upon) achieve or produce something better than. 2》 [as adjective improving] giving moral or intellectual benefit. Derivatives improvability noun improvable adjective improver noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 40 improve on — how could anyone improve on his brilliant analysis? Syn: surpass, better, do better than, outdo, exceed, beat, top, cap …

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