- The definition of improve upon is defined as to make something better.
An example of improve upon is to add whipped cream to a hot fudge sundae.
Variant of improve
transitive verbimproved, 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 of improveearlier improw ; from Anglo-French emprower ; from en-, in + 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
improve onor improve upon
to do or make better than, as by additions or changes