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Origin of upgrade

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; up- + grade

OTHER WORDS FROM upgrade

up·grad·a·ble, up·grade·a·ble, adjectiveup·grad·a·bil·i·ty, up·grade·a·bil·i·ty, nounupgrader, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for upgrade

Derived forms of upgrade

upgrader, noun
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