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Definition of "improve" []

  • To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase the productivity or value of (land or property). (verb-transitive)
  • To put to good use; use profitably. (verb-transitive)
  • To become better. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make beneficial additions or changes: improve on the translation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make or become better in quality; ameliorate (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make (buildings, land, etc) more valuable by additions or betterment (verb)
  • To achieve a better standard or quality in comparison (with) (verb)

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Use "improve" in a sentence
  • "Seeing the living standards of the Chinese people improve is a good thing -- good because we want a stable China, and good because China can be a powerful market for American exports."
  • "All the oscars need to do to improve is stop the broadway-like production numbers, forget the interpretative dance choreography, and for god's sakes fire Bruce Vilanch as head writer. kencosgrove"
  • "They don't realize that critiquing can help the critiquer to improve is own writing."