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Definition of update verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    update

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈʌpdeɪt//
     
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they update
     
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    he / she / it updates
     
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    past simple updated
     
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    -ing form updating
     
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  1. 1update something to make something more modern by adding new parts, etc. It's about time we updated our software.
  2. 2to give someone the most recent information about something; to add the most recent information to something synonym bring up to date update somebody (on something) I called the office to update them on the day's developments. update something Our records are regularly updated.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: update

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