to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.
to make (land) more useful, profitable, or valuable by enclosure, cultivation, etc.
to increase the value of (real property) by betterments, as the construction of buildings and sewers.
to make good use of; turn to account: He improved the stopover by seeing a client with offices there.
to increase in value, excellence, etc.; become better: The military situation is improving.
to make improvements, as by revision, addition, or change: None of the younger violinists have been able to improve on his interpretation of that work.
- im·prov·a·ble, adjective
- im·prov·a·bil·i·ty, im·prov·a·ble·ness, noun
- im·prov·a·bly, adverb
- im·prov·ing·ly, adverb
- pre·im·prove, verb (used with object), pre·im·proved, pre·im·prov·ing.
- qua·si-im·proved, adjective
- su·per·im·proved, adjective
- well-im·proved, adjective
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How to use improve in a sentence
If rates inch back toward normal as the economy improves, prices of stocks and real estate could tumble.The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021 | matthewheimer | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
If we do so now, we’ll be surprised at what’s possible, and instead of endangering our republic, we’ll keep it and even improve it.Charles Koch: Partisan politics don’t work. It’s time for a new way | jakemeth | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
You can make changes, see the effect, and then move on to see what else you can do to improve situations.Leveraging collective intelligence and AI to benefit society | Jason Sparapani | November 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The researchers intuited that because titles themselves are a form of summary, they would further help the model improve its results.
According to Ableson, Arrival has also developed battery modules and other electrical components in house, which should improve profit margins compared with buying those from suppliers.EV startup Arrival goes public at $5.4 billion valuation in SPAC deal | dzanemorris | November 18, 2020 | Fortune
He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.
We can also begin to plan our wardrobes to match our new and improved selves.
When certain conditions improved for African-Americans, they mobilized around the knowledge that others had not.
When any design is created, shared and improved freely amongst all, it is open source.
In the evening, we improved our gondoliers' time in rowing leisurely from one point of interest to another.
So we placed some of these holy relics upon the sick man, at the same time offering our vows for him, and then he improved.
He had improved of late years a little, and he gave me his word that he would be steady.
On the whole, I doubt whether this portion of France has improved much within the last fifty years.
If Two Millions more were to leave the country next year, the condition of the remainder would not be essentially improved.
British Dictionary definitions for improve
to make or become better in quality; ameliorate
(tr) to make (buildings, land, etc) more valuable by additions or betterment
(intr; usually foll by on or upon) to achieve a better standard or quality in comparison (with): to improve on last year's crop
on the improve Australian informal improving
- improvable, adjective
- improvability or improvableness, noun
- improvably, adverb
- improver, noun
- improvingly, adverb
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