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.
- up·dat·a·ble, adjective
- up·dat·er, noun
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How to use update in a sentence
Last November, Google released a new update to Google Image Search, the company just announced this week, several months later.Google goes dark theme and passage ranking sees the light: Friday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Land
We’ll have additional information on this threat in updates on Friday.Snow expected tonight, mainly south of D.C., before possible ice on Saturday | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
So, an hour before the event, I texted Willie and asked for an update.Date Lab: One of our setups is still going strong two years later. We caught up with Willie and Renee for an update. | Marin Cogan | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Scroll down to this bottom of this article for expired updates from earlier.Snow and wintry mix continue overnight, especially north of District | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker, Andrew Freedman | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Many said they went to Nextdoor to meet neighbors and get updates about local events that they couldn’t find on sites like Facebook.
As the sun set on Monday and the search was called off for the day, there had been no positive update on the possible wreckage.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370 | Lennox Samuels | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, it deserves to be carefully studied in order to update the information which is provided to the volunteers.
With 3D printing you can continue to use the file and update.3-D Printing Is Changing the Future of Prosthetics | Lucy Vernasco | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
update: Managing editor Will Dana took greater responsibility for Rolling Stone's errors in a series of tweets Friday evening.Rolling Stone Said Yesterday U-VA Rape Story Was ‘Entirely Credible’ | Lloyd Grove | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
update: It appears Lauten has deleted the apology from Facebook.
No attempt has been made to edit this book for consistency or to update or "correct" the spelling.The Village Watch-Tower | (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
The following changes in spelling were made, to update them.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion | William Dobein James
They came back to Liberty Square with a message: update the attractions.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
If you download the test version before then, you can have a free update to the release version without a 30-day limit.Color Images from Mars Rovers | Bob Webster
British Dictionary definitions for update
to bring up to date
the act of updating or something that is updated
- updateable, adjective
- updater, noun
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