I. noun Date: 1873 1. an upward grade or slope 2. increase, rise 3. improvement 2b II. verb Date: 1901 transitive verb to raise or improve the grade of: as a. to improve (livestock) by use of purebred sires b. to advance to a job requiring a higher level of skill especially as part of a training program c. to raise the quality of d. to raise the classification and usually the price of without improving the quality e. to extend the usefulness of (as a device) f. to assign a less serious status to <
upgraded the patient's condition to good
intransitive verb to improve or replace especially software or a device for increased usefulness • upgradability or upgradeability nounupgradable or upgradeable adjective

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