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Synonyms for improve

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  1. improveverb

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

    batten, better, enhance, ameliorate

  2. improveverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

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

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, amend

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. improveverb

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

  2. improveverb

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

  3. improveverb

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

  4. improveverb

    apply practically (as the doctrines of a discourse)

  5. improveverb

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

  6. improveverb

    make progress, take a step forward

  7. improveverb

    (Com.) increase, rise, be enhanced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. improveverb

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

  2. improveverb

    deteriorate, decline, degenerate

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How to use improve in a sentence?

  1. Gabriel Fiuza:

    There will be more agents: Private banks, investors and insurers. You create conditions not only to stimulate capital markets but to improve the quality of the investors, the projects and the investments.

  2. Michelle Kondo:

    The major ways that nature or green space can improve health include improved social contact and cohesion -- how we relate to each other other, it can also improve stress levels and increase opportunity for physical activities.

  3. Bill Beattie:

    The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

  4. Shashank Khubchandani:

    Only by underrating yourself can you keep on improve

  5. Raul Bescos:

    Now, we want to do large studies in clinical populations to go more in depth through the main findings of this study, these studies can help us to understand much better how exercise triggers cardiovascular health, and to apply this knowledge to improve treatments against hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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