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
The legislation strengthens and updates a previous version of the bill that expired in 2011.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive | Ben Jacobs | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Italian navy tweeted regular updates of the saved-to-stranded passenger ratio.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Waze is a GPS-like smartphone app that provides drivers with up-to-the-minute, real-time updates on road conditions.
Chavez had posted status updates about his recovery, alongside images of friends and the Insane Clown Posse.A Shooting on a Tribal Land Uncovers Feds Running Wild | Caitlin Dickson | August 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Simple, cheap, and able to spy for miles around, these updates to classic recon balloons are now a battlefield fixture.
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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