• (noun) IPA: /ˈʌp.ɡɹeɪd/
  • (verb) IPA: /əpˈɡɹeɪd/, /ˈʌp.ɡɹeɪd/

upgrade (plural upgrades)

  1. An upward grade or slope.
  2. An improved component or replacement item, usually applied to technology
    With my phone company, I get a free upgrade every twelve months if I keep topping up 10 pounds a month.
  3. An improvement
    The remarried couples among my friends often joked that their divorce and remarriage amounted to an upgrade.
Translations Verb

upgrade (upgrades, present participle upgrading; past and past participle upgraded)

  1. (transitive) To improve, usually applied to technology, generally by complete replacement of one or more components
    When you upgrade your standard of living, you become addicted to that standard of living.
  2. (transitive) To replace with something better.
    I had to upgrade my anti-virus software to protect my computer from the newer threats.
  3. (transitive) To improve the equipment or furnishings of or services rendered to
    They upgraded him to the latest model.
    They were upgraded to first class.
  4. (intransitive) To improve in condition or status.
    She upgraded to a more successful husband.
  5. (intransitive, computing) To replace a program with a later version of itself, a version having a higher version number or marketed under a more recent product name.
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upgrade (not comparable)

  1. Up a slope or grade.

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