update

verb
up·​date | \ ˌəp-ˈdāt How to pronounce update (audio) \
updated; updating; updates

Definition of update

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to bring up to date

update

noun
up·​date | \ ˈəp-ˌdāt How to pronounce update (audio) \

Definition of update (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from update

Verb

updatable or updateable \ ˌəp-​ˈdā-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce update (audio) \ adjective
updatable software
updater \ ˌəp-​ˈdā-​tər How to pronounce update (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for update

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of update in a Sentence

Verb I need to update my address book. update all the population figures She wants to update her wardrobe. Noun I haven't heard the latest weather update. You can download updates for free.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Sotheby’s will update each lot’s information and add estimates as the sales approach. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Sep. 2021 This article will update throughout Saturday's game. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, 11 Sep. 2021 The Enquirer will update this as the date gets closer. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 10 Sep. 2021 The leather booth fits two passengers and is complete with two 27-inch touch screen monitors continuously update the space, depending on route and time of day. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 The company will update its five-year growth plan next year. Shelley E. Kohan, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The Case-Shiller Price Index doesn’t update as quickly or frequently as some of the property data reports below. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Sep. 2021 Google will first update enterprise accounts, so the new voice and video call features aren’t coming to all Gmail users at once. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 Sep. 2021 The state health department will next update its COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday due to the Labor Day holiday. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Instead there’s going to be an incremental update, with small wins across the board for existing iPhone users. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 On Monday, the 48-year-old Jolt actress gave fans an update on her health, sharing a selfie on Instagram, which shows the star lying down with an IV in her arm and a hospital bracelet on her wrist. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 13 Sep. 2021 Assembly member John Weddleton, part of the negotiation team, gave an update during a committee meeting Thursday. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2021 In early June, Tom gave fans an update about one of his upcoming projects in an Instagram video. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 10 Sep. 2021 There has also been an update to the clear bag policy. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Ed Singer, county health officer, gave an update during the meeting on COVID numbers. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 9 Sep. 2021 This weekend, Baker gave her fans an update, tweeting that the issue has since been resolved. Okla Jones, Essence, 5 Sep. 2021 The governor gave the update Monday afternoon during a video conference with President Biden. CBS News, 31 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of update

Verb

1941, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Update.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/update. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for update

update

verb

English Language Learners Definition of update

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to change (something) by including the most recent information
: to make (something) more modern
: to give (someone) the most recent information about something

update

noun

English Language Learners Definition of update (Entry 2 of 2)

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

update

verb
up·​date | \ ˌəp-ˈdāt How to pronounce update (audio) \
updated; updating

Kids Definition of update

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to give or include the latest information
2 : to make more modern

update

noun
up·​date | \ ˈəp-ˌdāt How to pronounce update (audio) \

Kids Definition of update (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that gives or includes the latest information

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