Upgrade Definition

ŭpgrād
upgraded, upgrades, upgrading
verb
upgraded, upgrades, upgrading
To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay.
Webster's New World
To enhance or improve one's condition, status, capabilities, etc.
Webster's New World
To raise in importance, value, esteem, etc.
Webster's New World
To replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version.
American Heritage
To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
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noun
upgrades
The act or an instance of upgrading.
American Heritage
A software program that provides added enhancements over an earlier version.
American Heritage
An improvement in or enhancement of the condition, status, etc. of a person or thing.
Webster's New World
An upward slope, esp. in a road.
Webster's New World
Something that has been improved or enhanced.
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adjective
Uphill; upward.
Webster's New World
adverb
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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other
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.
Webster's New World Finance
idiom
on the upgrade
  • Improving or progressing.
American Heritage
on the upgrade
  • gaining in status, influence, health, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Upgrade

Noun

Singular:
upgrade
Plural:
upgrades

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Upgrade

  • on the upgrade
  • on the upgrade

Origin of Upgrade

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