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up·grade

upgrade

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: uhp greId
definition: an upward slope or incline.
The crew used a bulldozer to make the upgrade less steep.
similar words:
ascent, rise
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: uhp greId [or] uhp greId
inflections: upgrades, upgrading, upgraded
definition: to raise to a higher level of quality, rank, or importance.
She upgraded her computer by adding more memory.The hospital upgraded his condition from fair to good.
similar words:
enhance
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