upgrade

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[upgrade]

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

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Noun
the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"

Noun
hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

Noun
the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

Noun
a reservation that is upgraded; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"

Noun
software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn''t make it up the rise"

Verb
to improve, especially something that was old or outdated; "I''ve upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"

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give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"

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get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

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rate higher; raise in value or esteem

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give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after many years of hard work"


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Usage Examples

I think the Smart Car is awesome. The only problem is I've been on the freeway and felt like I was going to be blown away like a Tim Hortons coffee cup, so I may have to upgrade to a Mini Cooper - something a little stronger.

It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.

Mankind: A quality of life upgrade is available to each and every one of you. It should give you a quality of life upgrade, which means no drugs, no alcohol, no fast food - unless, of course, it's a mallard.

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Other Usage Examples

I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning.

It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities.

If I can give you one strong piece of advice, when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.

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