Variant of improve
transitive verb improved, improving
- 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-, in plush prou, gain, advantage ; from Late Latin prode, advantage (back-form. ; from Classical Latin prodesse, to be of advantage): see pro- and amp; is
to become better in quality or condition