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

     

    upgrade

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪd//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they upgrade
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪd//
     
    he / she / it upgrades
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdz//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪdz//
     
    past simple upgraded
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪdɪd//
     
    past participle upgraded
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪd//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪdɪd//
     
    -ing form upgrading
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈɡreɪdɪŋ//
     
    , NAmE//ˈʌpɡreɪdɪŋ//
     
    Staying in a hotel, Plane travel
     
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  1. 1upgrade something to make a piece of machinery, computer system, etc. more powerful and efficient
  2. 2upgrade somebody (to something) to give somebody a more important job synonym promote
  3. 3upgrade somebody (to something) to give somebody a better seat on a plane, room in a hotel, etc. than the one that they have paid for On the flight back, we were upgraded to business class. See related entries: Staying in a hotel, Plane travel
  4. 4upgrade something to improve the condition of a building, etc. in order to provide a better service to upgrade the town’s leisure facilities The towpath was upgraded for use by cyclists. compare downgrade More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet.
  5. Extra examplesUsers can easily upgrade to the new version. We are constantly upgrading our software to meet customers’ needs. customers who want to upgrade from version 4.2 to version 4.5

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