Variant of improve
- Now Rare to use profitably or to good advantage: to improve one's leisure by studying
- to raise to a better quality or condition; make better
- ☆ to make (land or structures) more valuable by cultivation, construction, etc.
Origin: earlier improw from Anglo-French emprower from en-, inch(es) plush prou, gain, advantage from Late Latin prode, advantage (back-form. from Classical Latin prodesse, to be of advantage): see pro- and amp; is
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