Definition of Improve

1. Verb. To make better. "They improve their earnings this year"; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"




2. Verb. Get better. "Their earnings improve this year"; "The weather improved toward evening"

Definition of Improve

1. v. t. To disprove or make void; to refute.

2. v. t. To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.

3. v. i. To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.

Definition of Improve

1. Verb. (transitive) to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to become better ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Improve

1. to make better [v -PROVED, -PROVING, -PROVES]

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Literary usage of Improve

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1. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"Therefore he who seeks to improve American roads must study American conditions; or, better, he who seeks to improve the wagon roads of a particular ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Through it statesmen may be furnished with knowledge which will enable them to improve the condition of the people, to increase their means of subsistence, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"made to improve the navigation of the Des Moines river. It is a well-known historical fact, that all grants of land by alternate sections to aid in making ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At the diocesan synod of 1592 he endeavoured to improve church discipline. Besides his zeal in elevating the life of the Church, he was also a promoter of ..."

5. Regulatory Reform in Denmark by Oecd (2000)
"Recent regulatory reform initiatives to improve public administration capacities Regulatory reform in Denmark is part of the larger set of initiatives to ..."

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