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  Definition of upgrade
  1. 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"
  2. hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
  3. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
  4. a reservation that is upgraded; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
  5. software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
  6. an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"
  7. to improve, especially something that was old or outdated; "I''ve upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
  8. give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
  9. get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
  10. rate higher; raise in value or esteem
  11. 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"
Similar Words: rise, rising slope, ascent, acclivity, raise, climb, promote, advance, kick upstairs, elevate

 

Hyponyms: uphill, tenure, bring up, spot promote, ennoble, gentle, entitle, prefer, favor, favour, brevet

 

Derivational Morphology: wax, mount, climb, rise, lift, rear, climb up, go up, raise, elevate, get up, bring up, ascend, acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top, aggrandizement, aggrandisement, promotion, furtherance, advancement

 

 
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