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To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
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  1. To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
  2. To enhance or improve one's condition, status, capabilities, etc.
  3. To replace an existing object with something better
To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
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  1. To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
  2. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
  3. To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
To surpass or exceed:
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  1. To surpass or exceed:
  2. To make better; improve:
  3. To become better
To make or become better; improve:
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  1. To make or become better; improve:
To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
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  1. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
  2. To get better; improve, esp. in health
  3. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
To remove the faults of; correct; emend
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  1. To remove the faults of; correct; emend
  2. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
  3. To change for the better; improve:
To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
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  1. To make greater, as in cost, value, attractiveness, etc.; heighten; augment
  2. To improve or augment, especially in effectiveness, value, or attractiveness:
  3. To improve electronically the quality or clarity of (a photograph or other image) as by means of a computer
(Physics) To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
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  1. (Physics) To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
  2. To improve the state of something.
  3. To give more wealth to
To prepare and use (soil or land) for growing crops; till
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  1. To prepare and use (soil or land) for growing crops; till
  2. To break up the surface soil around (plants) in order to destroy weeds, prevent crusting, and preserve moisture
  3. To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
To read over carefully and correct, improve, or update where necessary
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  1. To read over carefully and correct, improve, or update where necessary
  2. (Chiefly British) To study something again; review.
  3. (Chiefly British) To study again (academic material, for example), as for a test; review.
To inform (someone) with the latest information.
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  1. To inform (someone) with the latest information.
  2. To bring (a person) up to date: to inform (a person) about recent developments.
  3. To bring (a thing) up to date.
To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
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  1. To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
  2. To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics:
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  1. To free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics:
  2. To become fine or pure; become free from impurities, etc.
  3. To use precise distinctions and subtlety in thought or speech.
To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
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  1. To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
  2. To free (someone) from guilt or sin
  3. To become purified
To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
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  1. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  2. To become larger; grow or swell.
  3. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
To prepare (written material) for publication or presentation, as by correcting, revising, or adapting.
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  1. To prepare (written material) for publication or presentation, as by correcting, revising, or adapting.
  2. To prepare (a film, tape, or recording) for presentation by cutting and splicing, dubbing, rearranging, etc.
  3. To eliminate; delete:
To make scholarly corrections or improvements in (a text)
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  1. To make scholarly corrections or improvements in (a text)
  2. To improve by critical editing:
  3. (Rare) To correct or improve
Alternative spelling of civilise.
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  1. Alternative spelling of civilise.
  2. To raise from barbarism to an enlightened stage of development; bring out of a primitive or savage state.
  3. To improve in habits or manners; refine
To form and develop (one's taste, etc.)
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  1. To form and develop (one's taste, etc.)
  2. To develop or refine (one's taste or appreciation, for example).
  3. To provide with information, as in an effort to gain support for a position or to influence behavior:
To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
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  1. To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
  2. To grow better.
To arrange grounds aesthetically or maintain grounds as a profession.
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  1. To arrange grounds aesthetically or maintain grounds as a profession.
  2. To change the natural features of (a plot of ground) so as to make it more attractive, as by adding a lawn, trees, bushes, etc.
  3. To work as a landscape architect or gardener
To increase or expand:
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  1. To increase or expand:
  2. To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate:
  3. To become larger, fuller, better, etc.; grow or evolve, esp. by natural processes
To patch up or restore; renovate.
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  1. To patch up or restore; renovate.
  2. To renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch.
  3. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
To go over again; say again; repeat
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  1. To go over again; say again; repeat
  2. To begin again; start over
  3. To give or get an extension of
To induce or persuade (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; cause to adopt a better way of life.
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  1. To induce or persuade (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; cause to adopt a better way of life.
  2. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition:
  3. To change for the better.
To organize something again, or in a different manner
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  1. To organize something again, or in a different manner
  2. To organize again or anew.
  3. To undergo or effect changes in organization.
To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
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  1. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
  2. (Slang) To acquire (something) by devious or cunning means
  3. To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
(Phonet.) To change the sound of (a vowel) by putting the tongue in a higher position
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  1. (Phonet.) To change the sound of (a vowel) by putting the tongue in a higher position
  2. To cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate
  3. To bring about; provoke:
To perform cosmetic surgery on (the face, for example), especially in order to remove wrinkles or sagging skin.
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  1. To perform cosmetic surgery on (the face, for example), especially in order to remove wrinkles or sagging skin.
  2. To become raised or elevated; go up
  3. To become elevated; soar:
To put or set right; correct; amend
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  1. To put or set right; correct; amend
  2. To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
  3. To set right; correct:
To indicate or mark the errors in:
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  1. To indicate or mark the errors in:
  2. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
  3. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
To cause to be regarded again in a positive way; reestablish esteem for:
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  1. To cause to be regarded again in a positive way; reestablish esteem for:
  2. To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education:
  3. To put back in good condition; reestablish on a firm, sound basis
To to restore to freshness or vigor.
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  1. To to restore to freshness or vigor.
  2. To restore to an earlier condition, as by repairing or remodeling.
  3. To renew; to revamp something to make it look new again.
(Idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly
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  1. (Idiomatic) To dress or arrange smartly, elegantly, and neatly
  2. (Idiomatic) To refresh, revamp; to freshen or improve something, especially its appearance
To convert (a deteriorated or aging area in a city) into a more affluent middle-class neighborhood, as by remodeling dwellings, resulting in increased property values and in displacement of the poor
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  1. To convert (a deteriorated or aging area in a city) into a more affluent middle-class neighborhood, as by remodeling dwellings, resulting in increased property values and in displacement of the poor
  2. To renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes
  3. To raise to a higher status or condition; improve, uplift, etc.
To fashion again or anew.
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To receive (imperfectly formed electrical signals) for retransmission in substantially perfect form
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  1. To receive (imperfectly formed electrical signals) for retransmission in substantially perfect form
  2. (Electronics) To cause oscillation or to increase the amplification of (a signal) by feeding energy back from an amplifier output to its input
  3. (Mech.) To use (heat, energy, pressure, etc. which would otherwise be wasted) by employing special arrangements or devices
To tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again.
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  1. To tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again.
  2. To replace the traction-providing surface of a vehicle that employs tires, tracks or treads.
  3. To make or do over again, especially with minimal revision; rehash:
To check thoroughly for needed repairs
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  1. To check thoroughly for needed repairs
  2. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
  3. To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
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  1. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  2. (Chiefly Southern US) To be on the verge of; to be making preparations for. Used in progressive tenses with the infinitive:
  3. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  1. To make straight.
  2. (Idiomatic) To eliminate confusion from or concerning.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To correct; to stop doing something wrong.
To be produced as the essence of something
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  1. To be produced as the essence of something
  2. To exude or give off (matter) in drops or small quantities.
  3. To cause or allow to fall in drops
To falsify, or modify something, so that it appears to be better than it is.
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  1. To falsify, or modify something, so that it appears to be better than it is.
(Idiomatic) To recover from illness or other incapacitation.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To recover from illness or other incapacitation.
  2. (Literally) To improve.
To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
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  1. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
  2. To cause to move forward:
  3. To aid the growth or progress of:
To move forward; advance.
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  1. To move forward; advance.
  2. To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve
  3. To increase in scope or severity, as of a disease taking an unfavorable course.
(Idiomatic) To progress; to move forward.
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(Idiomatic) to become farther from another traveling the same course.
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  1. (Idiomatic) to become farther from another traveling the same course.
To make or become better; improve:
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  1. To make or become better; improve:
(Chem.) To produce (a compound, product, etc.) again chemically, as from a derivative or by modification to a physically changed, but not chemically changed, form
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  1. (Chem.) To produce (a compound, product, etc.) again chemically, as from a derivative or by modification to a physically changed, but not chemically changed, form
  2. (Electronics) To cause oscillation or to increase the amplification of (a signal) by feeding energy back from an amplifier output to its input
  3. (Mech.) To use (heat, energy, pressure, etc. which would otherwise be wasted) by employing special arrangements or devices
To begin again; start over
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  1. To begin again; start over
  2. To give or get an extension of
  3. To cause to exist again; reestablish; revive
To search for, find, and bring back:
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  1. To search for, find, and bring back:
  2. (Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
  3. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
To progress economically, socially, and politically from an underdeveloped condition
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  1. To progress economically, socially, and politically from an underdeveloped condition
  2. To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
  3. To increase or expand:
To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
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  1. To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
  2. To cause to grow; raise:
  3. To allow (something) to develop or increase by a natural process:
To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order
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  1. To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order
  2. To call together for a common purpose; assemble:
  3. To join in an effort for a common cause:
To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
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  1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  2. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
  3. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
To come into possession or use of; acquire:
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  1. To come into possession or use of; acquire:
  2. To increase; grow:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
  1. To regain consciousness after a faint etc.
  2. (Idiomatic) To change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.
To make a gain or profit.
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  1. To make a gain or profit.
  2. To reap an advantage, financial or otherwise; benefit
  3. To be beneficial to:
To become greater; increase
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  1. To become greater; increase
  2. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
  3. To become augmented.
To make or become wide or wider.
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  1. To make or become wide or wider.
  2. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
  3. To let out clothes to a larger size.
To make greater or larger.
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  1. To make greater or larger.
  2. To multiply; reproduce.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To make or become mellow
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  1. To make or become mellow
To become fully grown, developed, or ripe
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  1. To become fully grown, developed, or ripe
  2. To develop or work out fully
  3. To evolve toward or reach full development:
(Intransitive, followed by "with") To accompany
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  1. (Intransitive, followed by "with") To accompany
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To progress; to make progress.
(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
(Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To obtain information about something from a text source.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To have better prospects, to improve.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,"Ž up.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.
To make or become better; improve:
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  1. To make or become better; improve:
To make better; improve
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  1. To make better; improve
  2. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
  3. To change for the better; improve:
  1. (Informal) had better (see phrase below)
  2. To make better; improve:
  3. To a greater extent or degree:
To give (one in need or trouble) something necessary, as relief, succor, money, etc.
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  1. To give (one in need or trouble) something necessary, as relief, succor, money, etc.
  2. To stop, prevent, change, etc.
  3. To give material or financial aid to:
To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
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  1. To make or become better; improve; ameliorate
  2. To grow better.
To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
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  1. To replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.
  2. To promote to a more skilled job at higher pay
  3. To replace an existing object with something better
  1. To regain consciousness after a faint etc.
  2. (Idiomatic) To change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.
To recover gradually from illness; regain strength and health
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  1. To recover gradually from illness; regain strength and health
To cut out a gain in.
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  1. To cut out a gain in.
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
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  1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  2. To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
  3. To get better; improve, esp. in health
To reassemble and restore to order:
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  1. To reassemble and restore to order:
  2. To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order
  3. To come together for a common purpose, esp. to assist or support a cause, person, etc.
(Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
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  1. (Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
  2. To search for, find, and bring back:
  3. (Sports) To gain or regain control or possession of (a fumbled, muffed, wild, or free ball, puck, etc.)
To be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover
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  1. To be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover
  2. To recover losses, etc.
  3. To recover (a financial loss).

Synonym Study

  • Ameliorate implies improving to some degree a condition that is bad, oppressive, or intolerable to begin with to ameliorate the lot of the poor
  • Improve and better both imply a correcting or advancing of something that is not in itself necessarily bad, the former by supplying a lack or want to improve a method and the latter by seeking something more satisfying he's left his job to better himself
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