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Definition of improve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they improve
he / she / it improves
past simple improved
-ing form improving
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 to become better than before; to make something or someone better than before His quality of life has improved dramatically since the operation. The doctor says she should continue to improve (= after an illness). I hope my French will improve when I go to France. improve something to improve standards The company needs to improve performance in all these areas. I need to improve my French. Phrasal Verbsimprove on/upon something
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