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improve

EN[ɪmˈpɹuːv] [-uːv]
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    Definition of improve in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGimprovesPRimprovingPT, PPimproved
    1. VT To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).
      1. Painting the woodwork will improve this house. ‎
      2. Buying more servers would improve performance. ‎
    2. VI To become better.
      1. I have improved since taking the tablets. ‎
      2. The error messages have improved since the last version, when they were incomprehensible. ‎
    3. OBS To disprove or make void; to refute.
      1. OBS To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.
        1. to improve negligence ‎
      2. (dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.
        1. to improve one's time;  to improve his means ‎
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Use of scriptaid, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, which improve the cloning efficiency of SCNT embryos of miniature pig [24 ], in the second series of experiments may have improved the outcome.
        • My dad may be old on the outside, but he's young at heart; he plays video games every now and then to improve his coordination.
        • Vibration, applied as a subsensory stimulus (i.e. below the sensory threshold) to the foot improves posture and balance in older adults, patients with diabetes, and individuals with stroke.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Improved graphics at the expense of battery life was a tradeoff the designers were willing to make.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • If you stick to your studies, you will continue to improve.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Ergative verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en improvement
          2. en improved
          3. en improvements
          4. en improven
          5. en improver
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of improve for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "improve" is a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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