[ verb uhp-deyt, uhp-deyt; noun uhp-deyt ]
/ verb ʌpˈdeɪt, ˈʌpˌdeɪt; noun ˈʌpˌdeɪt /
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verb (used with object), up·dat·ed, up·dat·ing.
to bring (a book, figures, or the like) up to date as by adding new information or making corrections: to update a science textbook.
Computers. to incorporate new or more accurate information in (a database, program, procedure, etc.).
to bring (a person, organization, etc.) up to date on a particular subject: The magazine article will update you on the international situation.
an act or instance of updating: to make an update in a financial ledger.
information or data used in updating.
an updated version, model, or the like.
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OTHER WORDS FROM updateup·dat·a·ble, adjectiveup·dat·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for update
verb (ʌpˈdeɪt) (tr)
to bring up to date
the act of updating or something that is updated
Derived forms of updateupdateable, adjectiveupdater, noun
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