Verb: upgrade 'úp,greyd
Noun: upgrade 'úp,greyd
- Rate higher; raise in value or esteem
- To improve what was old or outdated
"I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
- Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
"I got upgraded after many years of hard work";
- promote, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
- Get better travel conditions
"I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
- Give better travel conditions to
"The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
- [N. Amer] An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
- ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb
- Software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
- A reservation that is improved
"I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
- [N. Amer] The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
- rise, rising slope
- Hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
- 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"
Derived forms: upgrades, upgraded, upgrading
Type of: ameliorate, amend, assign, better, computer hardware, computer software, delegate, depute, designate, grade, hardware, improve, improvement, incline, meliorate, mend, order, package, place, range, rank, rate, reservation, side, slope, software, software package, software program, software system