update


1up·date

verb \ˌəp-ˈdāt\

: to change (something) by including the most recent information

: to make (something) more modern

: to give (someone) the most recent information about something

Full Definition of UPDATE

transitive verb
:  to bring up to date

Examples of UPDATE

  1. I need to update my address book.
  2. update all the population figures
  3. She wants to update her wardrobe.

First Known Use of UPDATE

1941

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2up·date

noun \ˈəp-ˌdāt\

: a report that includes the most recent information about something

: a change or addition to computer software that includes the most recent information

Full Definition of UPDATE

1
:  an act or instance of updating
2
:  current information for updating something
3
:  an up-to-date version, account, or report

Examples of UPDATE

  1. I haven't heard the latest weather update.
  2. You can download updates for free.

First Known Use of UPDATE

1965

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