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up·grade

 (ŭp′grād′)
v. up·grad·ed, up·grad·ing, up·grades
v.tr.
1. To raise to a higher grade or standard: upgrading their military defenses.
2. Computers
a. To replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version.
b. To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
3. To improve the quality of (livestock or crops) through breeding.
v.intr.
1. To exchange a possession for one of greater value or quality; trade up.
2. Computers To replace software or hardware with an upgrade.
n.
1. The act or an instance of upgrading.
2. Computers
a. A software program that provides added enhancements over an earlier version.
b. A hardware device that provides greater performance than an earlier model.
3. An upward incline.
adv. & adj.
Uphill.
Idiom:
on the upgrade
Improving or progressing.

up′grad′a·ble adj.

upgrade

vb (tr)
1. to assign or promote (a person or job) to a higher professional rank or position
2. to raise in value, importance, esteem, etc
3. (Agriculture) to improve (a breed of livestock) by crossing with a better strain
n
4. (Physical Geography) US and Canadian an upward slope
5. on the upgrade improving or progressing, as in importance, status, health, etc
adj
(Physical Geography) US and Canadian going or sloping upwards
adv
(Physical Geography) US and Canadian up an incline, hill, or slope
upˈgrader n

up•grade

(n. ˈʌpˌgreɪd; adj., adv. ˈʌpˈgreɪd; v. ʌpˈgreɪd, ˈʌpˌgreɪd)

n., adj., adv., v. -grad•ed, -grad•ing. n.
1. an upward incline or slope.
2. an increase or improvement: an upgrade in production.
3. an enhanced version, improved model, etc.
4. an advancement or improvement in grade, class, or position: received an upgrade from coach to first class.
5. something that improves or enhances.
adj.
6. uphill.
adv.
7. up a slope.
v.t.
8. to raise in rank, position, etc.
9. to improve or enhance the quality or value of.
v.i.
10. to improve the quality, value, or performance of something.
[1870–75]

upgrade


Past participle: upgraded
Gerund: upgrading

Imperative
upgrade
upgrade
Present
I upgrade
you upgrade
he/she/it upgrades
we upgrade
you upgrade
they upgrade
Preterite
I upgraded
you upgraded
he/she/it upgraded
we upgraded
you upgraded
they upgraded
Present Continuous
I am upgrading
you are upgrading
he/she/it is upgrading
we are upgrading
you are upgrading
they are upgrading
Present Perfect
I have upgraded
you have upgraded
he/she/it has upgraded
we have upgraded
you have upgraded
they have upgraded
Past Continuous
I was upgrading
you were upgrading
he/she/it was upgrading
we were upgrading
you were upgrading
they were upgrading
Past Perfect
I had upgraded
you had upgraded
he/she/it had upgraded
we had upgraded
you had upgraded
they had upgraded
Future
I will upgrade
you will upgrade
he/she/it will upgrade
we will upgrade
you will upgrade
they will upgrade
Future Perfect
I will have upgraded
you will have upgraded
he/she/it will have upgraded
we will have upgraded
you will have upgraded
they will have upgraded
Future Continuous
I will be upgrading
you will be upgrading
he/she/it will be upgrading
we will be upgrading
you will be upgrading
they will be upgrading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upgrading
you have been upgrading
he/she/it has been upgrading
we have been upgrading
you have been upgrading
they have been upgrading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upgrading
you will have been upgrading
he/she/it will have been upgrading
we will have been upgrading
you will have been upgrading
they will have been upgrading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upgrading
you had been upgrading
he/she/it had been upgrading
we had been upgrading
you had been upgrading
they had been upgrading
Conditional
I would upgrade
you would upgrade
he/she/it would upgrade
we would upgrade
you would upgrade
they would upgrade
Past Conditional
I would have upgraded
you would have upgraded
he/she/it would have upgraded
we would have upgraded
you would have upgraded
they would have upgraded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upgrade - an upward slope or grade (as in a road)upgrade - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
uphill - the upward slope of a hill
2.upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version didupgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
software, software package, software program, software system, computer software, package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
3.upgrade - a reservation that is improvedupgrade - a reservation that is improved; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
reservation - something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
4.upgrade - the property possessed by a slope or surface that risesupgrade - the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
grade - the gradient of a slope or road or other surface; "the road had a steep grade"
5.upgrade - hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version didupgrade - hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
6.upgrade - the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
Verb1.upgrade - rate higherupgrade - rate higher; raise in value or esteem
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
downgrade - rate lower; lower in value or esteem
2.upgrade - to improve what was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
3.upgrade - give a promotion to or assign to a higher positionupgrade - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"
assign, delegate, designate, depute - give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"
bring up - promote from a lower position or rank; "This player was brought up to the major league"
spot promote - promote on the spot; "Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"
ennoble, gentle, entitle - give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
favor, favour, prefer - promote over another; "he favors his second daughter"
brevet - promote somebody by brevet, in the military
4.upgrade - get better travel conditionsupgrade - get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
upgrade - give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
5.upgrade - give better travel conditions toupgrade - give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
upgrade - get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

upgrade

verb
1. improve, better, update, reform, add to, enhance, refurbish, renovate, remodel, make better, modernize, spruce up, ameliorate Medical facilities are being reorganized and upgraded.
2. promote, raise, advance, boost, move up, elevate, kick upstairs (informal), give promotion to He was upgraded to security guard.
promote degrade, downgrade, demote, lower

upgrade

verb
1. To advance to a more desirable state:
2. To raise in rank:
noun
1. The act of making better or the condition of being made better:
2. A progression upward in rank:
Translations
تَرْقِيَه، رَفْع دَرَجَهيُرَقّي، يَرْفَع الدَّرَجَه
modernizacemodernizovat
forbedreforbedring
feljavítfeljavítás
modernizavimas
modernizešanamodernizetuzlabošanauzlabot
nadgraditi
kapasitesini artırmakyükseltmeyükseltmek

upgrade

A. [ˈʌpgreɪd] N
1. (= slope) → cuesta f, pendiente f
to be on the upgrade (fig) → ir cuesta arriba, prosperar, estar en auge (Med) → estar mejor, estar reponiéndose
2. [of system etc] → mejoramiento m, reforma f (Comput) → modernización f, potenciamiento m
B. [ʌpˈgreɪd] VT
1. (= promote) [+ person] → ascender; [+ job] → asignar a un grado más alto
2. [+ system etc] → mejorar, reformar (Comput) → modernizar, mejorar las prestaciones de

upgrade

[ˌʌpˈgreɪd]
vt
(= promote) [+ person] → promouvoir; [+ job] → revaloriser
to upgrade sb to sth (= promote) → promouvoir qn qch
He was upgraded to security guard → Il a été promu garde de sécurité.
(= make more efficient) [+ computer system, software, machinery] → optimiser
(= improve) [+ property, facilities] → moderniser
to upgrade sth to sth → mettre qch au niveau de qch
(TOURISM) [+ passenger] → faire passer dans une classe supérieure; [+ hotel guest] → faire passer dans un hôtel de catégorie supérieure
to upgrade sb to sth (business class, first class)faire passer qn à qch
vi (= get better equipment) → s'équiper
My brother's finally upgraded, I can send him MP3s now → Mon frère s'est enfin équipé, je peux lui envoyer des MP3 maintenant.
[ˈʌpgreɪd] n
(= improvement) [facilities, equipment] → modernisation f
(TOURISM) to get an upgrade [passenger] → passer en première classe; [hotel guest] → passer à un hôtel de catégorie supérieure

upgrade

n
(= improved version)verbesserte Version; (Comput) → Upgrade nt
(US) → Steigung f
(fig) to be on the upgradesich auf dem aufsteigenden Ast befinden (inf)
vt employeebefördern; jobanheben; (= improve)verbessern; (= expand) computer system etcausbauen, nachrüsten

upgrade

[ʌpˈgreɪd] vt (employee) → promuovere, avanzare di grado; (job) → rivalutare (Comput) → far passare a potenza superiore; (goods) → migliorare la qualità di

upgrade

(apˈgreid) verb
to improve the performance of a computer or other machine by installing better components or parts. How much will it cost me to upgrade my computer?
(ˈapˌgreid) noun
.

upgrade

vt. mejorar, evaluar.
References in classic literature ?
Sellers being on the upgrade, a man with many pounds to his credit in the bank, had more leisure now.
This is amplified by the fact that a paper machine gauging system upgrade can cost upwards of several hundred thousand dollars.
Considering the predicted high level of risk from this hazard even after these modifications are made, the space shuttle upgrades program should solicit additional upgrade proposals for protecting the shuttle from meteoroids and orbital debris,'' the report said.