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Synonyms for improve
ɪmˈpruvim·prove

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Wiktionary2.7 / 9 votes

  1. improveverb

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

    Synonyms:
    batten, better, enhance, ameliorate

  2. improveverb

    to become better

    Synonyms:
    ameliorate, enhance, better, batten

    Antonyms:
    worsen

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. improve

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

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

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

  2. better, improve, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    get better

    "The weather improved toward evening"

    Synonyms:
    better, ameliorate, meliorate, break, amend

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. improveverb

    Synonyms:
    amend, mend, better, meliorate, ameliorate, make better

  2. improveverb

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

  3. improveverb

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

  4. improveverb

    Synonyms:
    apply practically (as the doctrines of a discourse)

  5. improveverb

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

  6. improveverb

    Synonyms:
    make progress, take a step forward

  7. improveverb

    Synonyms:
    (Com.) increase, rise, be enhanced

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. improveverb

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

  2. improveverb

    Antonyms:
    deteriorate, decline, degenerate

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How to use improve in a sentence?

  1. Edwin Roald:

    The method that is being used to produce this estimate, hopefully, others can use that going forward. To improve, you first have to know where you stand, golf courses are sequestering a considerable amount of carbon, which I think few people actually associate with golf. On the flipside, golf is a large land user and bound to be using wetlands in places. Emissions when you drain wetlands are so great.

  2. Lynn Spencer:

    Our goal at the NTSB is to find the probable cause and to improve aviation safety, we will try to prevent this accident from happening again in this area.

  3. Gurjit Khurana Hershey:

    If we can identify these kids, and then we can improve their response to steroids or treat them with something else— all of these would be of tremendous advantage to the patient, their family, the health care system and public health.

  4. Charles Gaudry:

    The rains are exacerbating an already-precarious hygiene situation, while immediate measures are now being put in place to address the cholera outbreak, it is crucial also that proper investment is made on a longer term basis to improve living conditions for refugees and prevent future epidemics.

  5. Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi:

    We are very optimistic that things will improve and that we will be utilising most of our fleet from now until the end of the year, we think we will weather the storm and will come out of the situation strong. We are very positive. It is only a question of time but for sure we will remain in the market.


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