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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)

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.

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."