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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
        • Our findings suggest that current precystectomy models for prediction of LN metastasis should be improved further.
        • [ …] radiation used adjuvantly with surgery was associated with an improved median survival compared with radiation alone and was associated with a 9.3 % reduction in the risk of death.
        • Chrysler’s disposal last year will let Daimler focus on improving profitability at remaining divisions, including truckmaking and vehicle finance, Mr. Zetsche said.
      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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