Definitions of improve

  1. To grow better, or advance in goodness, knowledge, wisdom, or other excellence; to increase. To improve on, to make additions or amendments to.
  2. To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.
  3. To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
  4. To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.
  5. To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; - said with reference to what is bad.
  6. To make better; use to advantage; intensify.
  7. To make better: to advance in value or excellence: to correct: to employ to good purpose.
  8. To make better; use to advantage.
  9. To use to good purpose.
  10. To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.
  11. To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.
  12. To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.
  13. To grow better; to make better.
  14. To grow better: to make progress: to increase: to rise ( as prices).
  15. To grow better; rise, as prices.
  16. to make better; " The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
  17. To make progress.
  18. To make better; to advance in value or good qualities; to employ to profit; to make productive; to correct; to apply to practical purposes; to employ; to cultivate.
  19. To make better; to advance in value, & c.; to grow better or wiser; to raise from good to better; to turn to good account.