Definition of


  1. (verb, change) get better
  2. (verb, change) to make better

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Synonyms of Improve

ameliorate, amend, better, meliorate

Origin of the word Improve

  1. late 15c., "to use to one's profit," from Anglo-Fr. emprouwer "to turn to profit" (late 13c.), from O.Fr. en-, causative prefix, + prou "profit," from L. prode "advantageous" (see proud). Meaning "to raise to a better quality or condition" first recorded 1610s. Phrase improve the occasion retains the etymological sense. Meaning "to turn land t… more

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