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im·prove

improve

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm pruv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: improved, improves, improving
definition 1: to increase the quality or condition of; make better.
They improved the design of their new cars.
synonyms:
ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, meliorate
antonyms:
deteriorate, hurt, impair, spoil, worsen
similar words:
correct, cultivate, develop, elevate, help, mend, perfect, rally, rectify, recuperate, redress, reform, rehabilitate, repair, straighten out
definition 2: to increase the value of (property) by making physical additions or corrections to.
The landlord improved the older buildings.
synonyms:
enhance, fix up, renovate, touch up
antonyms:
devalue, diminish
similar words:
amend, enrich, modernize, perfect, reform, refurbish, repair, restore
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to increase in quality or condition; become better.
Our financial position has improved.She is improving as an artist.The sick man improved slowly.
synonyms:
ameliorate, gain, meliorate
antonyms:
degenerate, deteriorate, worsen
similar words:
advance, amend, clean up one's act, convalesce, develop, mend, progress, rally, recuperate, straighten out
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