up·​rate ˈəp-ˌrāt How to pronounce uprate (audio)
uprated; uprating; uprates

transitive verb

: upgrade
specifically : to improve the power output of (a machine, such as an engine)

Examples of uprate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with this, the steering, front-end grip, and braking all get uprated. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 11 Feb. 2024 NuScale has since submitted an application to uprate the design to 77 MW. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Nov. 2023 The force will expand with the addition of 70 4.5-generation Gripen-E fighters with improved stealth, greater range, advanced AESA radar/jammers, and uprated F414 turbofan engines permitting supersonic cruising. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uprate was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Uprate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uprate. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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