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17 / 06 / 2009

IMPROVE: meaning and examples

Good morning again.

Today's word is: Improve

Meaning: to become better than before; to make something or somebody better than before. (Spanish = mejorar

Example 1:
I hope that soon the economy will improve.

Example 2:
If you want to improve your English, I don't recommend using a traditional academy.

We also use the expression to improve on/upon something to mean to achieve or produce something that is better quality than something else.

Example 3:
The sales department has clearly improved on last year's sales figures.  

Example 4:
Is it possible to improve upon this? I don't think so. You've done an excellent job.

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