Definition of update verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    update

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪt//
     
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they update
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪt//
     
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    ; BrE BrE//ˈʌpdeɪt//
     
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    he / she / it updates
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪts//
     
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    ; BrE BrE//ˈʌpdeɪts//
     
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    past simple updated
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪtɪd//
     
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    ; BrE BrE//ˈʌpdeɪtɪd//
     
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    past participle updated
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˈʌpdeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpdeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form updating
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈdeɪtɪŋ//
     
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    ; BrE BrE//ˈʌpdeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpdeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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 somebody 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.
  3. Extra examples Could you update me on how the work is progressing? Ensure that your site is updated to the latest version of the software. The files are continuously updated with new information. The official site is updated on a regular basis. The program automatically updates your antivirus settings. The road map has been fully updated. They have just recently updated their server software. updating all the files manually
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