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Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

    better, repair, remedy, amend, meliorate, remediate, break, ameliorate, rectify

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, amend


  1. improve(verb)

    to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something)

    batten, better, enhance, ameliorate

  2. improve(verb)

    to become better

    ameliorate, enhance, better, batten


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. improve

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. improve

    better, amend, ameliorate, emend, correct, mend, rectify, reform

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improve(v. a.)

    amend, mend, better, meliorate, ameliorate, make better

  2. improve(v. a.)

    use, make use of, turn to account, avail one's self of

  3. improve(v. a.)

    make a good use of, turn to good account, employ advantageously, make productive

  4. improve(v. a.)

    apply practically (as the doctrines of a discourse)

  5. improve(v. n.)

    mend, become better, get better, get on, gain ground, pick up

  6. improve(v. n.)

    make progress, take a step forward

  7. improve(v. n.)

    (Com.) increase, rise, be enhanced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. improve(v)

    amend, ameliorate, rectify, better, mend, utilize, use, gain, get better

  2. improve(v)

    deteriorate, decline, degenerate

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The Changes The Chances The Choices Such changes do not improve the ways of your life: The chances, which morally damage you, leave it. The choices, among the awkward things, simply ignore it. Be happy, and satisfied with what you have, it is your success.

  2. Ajay Dubey:

    People are going to any lengths for the sake of water. They've lost hope that the situation will ever improve. Things were never so bad.

  3. Filip Bergquist:

    What we are hoping for with this device is to find a treatment for movement disorders where Levodopa, Parkinson's disease where Levodopa is not enough. And in particular in patients with Parkinson's disease where there is problem with gait and balance. But this may not be restricted to Parkinson's disease, so there may be other conditions with poor balance where you could use electrical stimulation of the vestibular organs, the balance organs to improve balance and gait.

  4. Otis Brawley:

    We have a large number of people who, even though they get health care, they get inadequate health care -- or, less than high quality health care, if we could improve those logistics, we could decrease the death rate from cancer even more.

  5. European Parliament President Martin Schulz:

    So it would be good if Greece fulfils the obligations that it has agreed to - then further money will flow, the willingness of the Greek government to cooperate must improve.

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