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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
        • So it was out and away to the road, place the call, punch a bunch of buttons ("To transfer funds, Press 9") in the liquid sunshine, while adjusting an umbrella to improve reception.
        • To improve wind dispatchability and reduce flexibility resource costs, in this paper, we propose a novel RUC model considering strategic wind generation curtailment (WGC).
        • Our audience is getting younger and less educated, so despite the additional fabrication costs, we must simplicate the new model of this machine to improve ease of use.
      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
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          Source: Wiktionary

          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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