- = enhance, better, add to, upgrade, amend, mend, augment, embellish, touch up, ameliorate, polish up •
He improved their house.
opposites: damage, harm, mar, worsen, impair
- = get better, pick up, look up (informal), develop, advance, perk up, take a turn for the better (informal) •
The weather is beginning to improve.
- = make better, perfect, polish, strengthen, temper, refine, cultivate, elevate, hone •
He said he wanted to improve his football.
- = recuperate, recover, rally, mend, make progress, turn the corner, gain ground, gain strength, convalesce, be on the mend, grow better, make strides, take on a new lease of life (informal) •
He had improved so much the doctor cut his dosage.
- = reform, shape up (informal), get it together (informal), turn over a new leaf, get your act together (informal), clean up your act (informal), pull your socks up (British, informal)
'improve' in Other Languages
- British English: improve If something improves, or if you improve it, it gets better.The weather is improving.Time won't improve the situation.ɪmˈpruːv VERB
- Arabic: يُحَسِّنُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: melhorar
- Chinese: 改进
- Croatian: poboljšati
- Czech: zlepšit (se) zlepšovat (se)
- Danish: forbedre
- Dutch: verbeteren
- European Spanish: mejorar
- Finnish: parantuasuoritus tms.
- French: améliorer
- German: verbessern
- Greek: βελτιώνω
- Italian: migliorare
- Japanese: 改善する
- Korean: 개선하다보다 좋은
- Norwegian: forbedre
- Polish: ulepszyć ulepszać
- Portuguese: melhorar
- Romanian: a îmbunătăți
- Russian: улучшать
- Spanish: mejorar
- Swedish: förbättra (sig)
- Thai: ทำให้ดีขึ้น
- Turkish: geliştirmekiyileşme
- Ukrainian: удосконалювати удосконалити
- Vietnamese: cải thiện
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