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upgrade

up·grade

upgrade

 
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb, transitive verb
phrases:
on the upgrade
features:
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhp greId
definition: an upward slope or incline.
antonyms:
downgrade
similar words:
ascent, rise
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phrase: on the upgrade
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: uhp greId
definition: of, relating to, or situated on an upward incline; uphill.
the upgrade angle of elevation
 
part of speech: adverb
pronunciation: uhp greId
definition: on an upward slope.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: uhp greId [or] uhp greId
inflections: upgraded, upgrades, upgrading
definition: to raise to a higher level of quality, rank, or importance.
Her job was upgraded recently.
antonyms:
demote, downgrade
similar words:
elevate, enhance, exalt
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