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English noun: upgrade

1. upgrade (object) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)


SamplesThe car couldn't make it up the rise.


Synonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, raise, rise


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)uphill


Antonymsdeclivity, downslope, declination, declension, decline, fall, descent

2. upgrade (communication) software that provides better performance than an earlier version did


Broader (hypernym)computer software, package, software, software package, software program, software system

3. upgrade (cognition) a reservation that is improved


SamplesI got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full.


Broader (hypernym)reservation

4. upgrade (attribute) the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises


Synonymsrise, rising slope


Broader (hypernym)grade

5. upgrade (artifact) hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did


Broader (hypernym)computer hardware, hardware

6. upgrade (act) the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)


SamplesThe power plant received a new upgrade.


Broader (hypernym)improvement


English verb: upgrade

1. upgrade (cognition) rate higher; raise in value or esteem


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grade, order, place, range, rank, rate


Antonymsdowngrade

2. upgrade (change) to improve what was old or outdated


SamplesI've upgraded my computer so I can run better software.
The company upgraded their personnel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

3. upgrade (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


SamplesJohn 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.


Synonymsadvance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure


Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break

4. upgrade (change) get better travel conditions


SamplesI upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate


Verb groupupgrade

5. upgrade (change) give better travel conditions to


SamplesThe airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Verb groupupgrade









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