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upgrade

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noun up·grade \ˈəp-ˌgrād\

Simple Definition of upgrade

  • : an area or surface that goes upward : an upward slope

  • : an occurrence in which one thing is replaced by something better, newer, more valuable, etc.

Full Definition of upgrade

  1. 1 :  an upward grade or slope

  2. 2 :  increase, rise

  3. 3 :  improvement 2b

Examples of upgrade

  1. a slight upgrade in the roadway

  2. The hotel offered us a room upgrade.



1873

First Known Use of upgrade

1873


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upgrade

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verb up·grade \ˈəp-ˌgrād, ˌəp-ˈ\

Simple Definition of upgrade

  • : to make (something) better by including the most recent information or improvements

  • : to choose to have or use something more modern, useful, etc.

  • : to get something (such as a seat on an airplane or a room in a hotel) that is better than what you had originally

Full Definition of upgrade

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to raise or improve the grade of: as a :  to improve (livestock) by use of purebred sires b :  to advance to a job requiring a higher level of skill especially as part of a training program c :  to raise the quality of d :  to raise the classification and usually the price of without improving the quality e :  to extend the usefulness of (as a device) f :  to assign a less serious status to <upgraded the patient's condition to good>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to improve or replace especially software or a device for increased usefulness

up·grad·abil·i·ty or up·grade·abil·i·ty play \ˌəp-ˌgrā-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
up·grad·able or up·grade·able play \ˌəp-ˈgrā-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of upgrade

  1. This course will help you to upgrade your computer skills.

  2. They've upgraded the quality of their service.

  3. The city is upgrading the sewage treatment plant.

  4. The office is upgrading the telephone system.

  5. They upgraded the hotel to attract more business patrons.

  6. We were able to upgrade to first class.

  7. We had reserved a double room, but the hotel upgraded us to a suite.



1901

First Known Use of upgrade

1901


Medical Dictionary

upgrade

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transitive verb up·grade \ˈəp-ˌgrād, ˌəp-ˈ\

Medical Definition of upgrade

up·grad·edup·grad·ing

  1. 1:  to assign a less serious status to <upgraded the patient's condition from fair to good>

  2. 2:  to reclassify (as a cancer, concussion, or bone fracture) to a more serious grade when the grades are numbered from least to most serious





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