Upgrade meaning

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Upgrade means uphill or upward.

An example of upgrade used as an adjective is in the phrase "upgrade drive," which means an uphill drive.

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Upgrade is defined as upward or uphill.

An example of upgrade used as an adverb is in the phrase "upgrade running," which means a running up a hill.

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To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay.
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The definition of an upgrade is an upward slope, or an improvement or advancement.

An example of an upgrade is a hill.

An example of an upgrade is a new master bathroom.

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Upgrade is defined as to improve, promote or make better.

An example of upgrade is to add a new floor to a home.

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To raise to a higher grade or standard.

Upgrading their military defenses.

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To improve the quality of (livestock or crops) through breeding.
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To exchange a possession for one of greater value or quality; trade up.
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(computers) To replace software or hardware with an upgrade.
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The act or an instance of upgrading.
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An upward incline.
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Uphill.
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An upward slope, esp. in a road.
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An improvement in or enhancement of the condition, status, etc. of a person or thing.
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Something that has been improved or enhanced.
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Uphill; upward.
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To raise in importance, value, esteem, etc.
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To enhance or improve one's condition, status, capabilities, etc.
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To replace existing software or hardware with a newer version. See upgradable, update, critical update, bugrade and About this encyclopedia.
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An action taken by Wall Street analysts that communicates an increasingly positive outlook for a company’s stock or bonds. Typically, analysts upgrade a company’s stock if they think the company’s earnings, revenues, or share price will improve. Ratings agencies also upgrade credit ratings of corporations, countries, and specialized financial instruments if cash flow improves or if debt levels are reduced.
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A new, enhanced, or more powerful version or release of a product. A software upgrade generally is denoted by a new version number, such as 7.0 as an upgrade to 6.0. See also bug, bug fix, patch, and update.
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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.

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To improve, usually applied to technology, generally by complete replacement of one or more components.
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To replace an existing object with something better.

I had to upgrade my anti-virus software to protect my computer from the newer threats.

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(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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on the upgrade
  • Improving or progressing.
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on the upgrade
  • gaining in status, influence, health, etc.
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Origin of upgrade