improver


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Noun1.improver - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
2.Improver - a component that is added to something to improve itimprover - a component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
additive - something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
afterthought - an addition that was not included in the original plan; "the garage was an afterthought"
annex, annexe, wing, extension - an addition that extends a main building
attachment - a supplementary part or accessory
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
elongation, extension - an addition to the length of something
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'If he is the corrupter, who is the improver of the citizens?' (Compare Meno.) 'All men everywhere.' But how absurd, how contrary to analogy is this!
For example, when he says that it is absurd to suppose that one man is the corrupter and all the rest of the world the improvers of the youth; or, when he argues that he never could have corrupted the men with whom he had to live; or, when he proves his belief in the gods because he believes in the sons of gods, is he serious or jesting?
He will not say or do anything that might pervert the course of justice; he cannot have his tongue bound even 'in the throat of death.' With his accusers he will only fence and play, as he had fenced with other 'improvers of youth,' answering the Sophist according to his sophistry all his life long.
He had been visiting a friend in the neighbouring county, and that friend having recently had his grounds laid out by an improver, Mr.
Rushworth," he continued; "but, had I a place to new fashion, I should not put myself into the hands of an improver. I would rather have an inferior degree of beauty, of my own choice, and acquired progressively.
You have been an improver yourself, and from what I hear of Everingham, it may vie with any place in England.
To this section belong economists, philanthropists, humanitarians, improvers of the condition of the working class, organisers of charity, members of societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, temperance fanatics, hole-and-corner reformers of every imaginable kind.
There was no national plan, no standardization, no staff of inventors and improvers. Every user was required to buy his own telephone.
One of these improvers lives over there at the "Seven Barrows" farm, another mystery of the great downs.
Jered, China Rock and Copper Bleu should appreciate decent ground in the opener, while Smoking Aces looks a likely improver for the longer trip in the Pertemps Final.
And following two successful beginners' courses at Dyffryn Springs, the Salmon and Trout Association are running an improver's course on the River Usk, near Usk, on Saturday, July 26.
German seasoning manufacturer RAPS GmbH has developed two new additives to balance the quality fluctuations in meat flavourings - Meat Improver and Optimal.