HyperDic: upgrade

English > 11 senses of the word upgrade:
VERBcognitionupgraderate higher
changeupgradeto improve what was old or outdated
socialupgrade, promote, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevategive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
changeupgradeget better travel conditions
changeupgradegive better travel conditions to
NOUNobjectupgrade, ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climban upward slope or grade (as in a road)
communicationupgradesoftware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
cognitionupgradea reservation that is improved
attributeupgrade, rise, rising slopethe property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
artifactupgradehardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
actupgradethe act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)
upgrade > pronunciation
Soundsahpgrey'd; ah'pgrey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn upward slope or grade (as in a road).
Synonymsascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb
NarroweruphillThe upward slope of a hill
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositedescent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslopeA downward slope or bend
Spanishascenso, cuesta, subida
Catalanascensió, costa, pujada
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningsoftware that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
Broadersoftware, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
Spanishactualización
Catalanactualització
Verbsupgradeto improve what was old or outdated
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA reservation that is improved.
Example"I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
BroaderreservationSomething reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)
Verbsupgradegive better travel conditions to
upgradeget better travel conditions
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.
Synonymsrise, rising slope
BroadergradeThe gradient of a slope or road or other surface
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaninghardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
Broaderhardware, computer hardware(computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
Spanishactualización
Catalanactualització
Verbsupgradeto improve what was old or outdated
English > upgrade: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components).
Example"the power plant received a new upgrade"
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishmejora, refacción
English > upgrade: 11 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningRate higher; raise in value or esteem.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderrate, rank, range, order, grade, placeAssign a rank or rating to
OppositedowngradeRate lower
Spanishascender
Catalanascendir
English > upgrade: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningTo improve what was old or outdated.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"
  • "The company upgraded their personnel"
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishmejorar
Nounsupgradehardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
upgradesoftware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
English > upgrade: 11 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningGive a promotion to or assign to a higher position.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspromote, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate
NarrowerbrevetPromote somebody by brevet, in the military
bring upPromote from a lower position or rank
ennoble, gentle, entitleGive a title / title to someone
prefer, favor, favourPromote over another
spot promotePromote on the spot
tenureGive life-time employment / employment to
Broaderdelegate, designate, depute, assignGive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Oppositedemote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairsAssign to a lower position
Spanishanticipar, ascender
Catalananticipar
English > upgrade: 11 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningGet better travel conditions.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
Broaderbetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Similar toupgradeGive better travel conditions to
Nounsupgradea reservation that is improved
English > upgrade: 11 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningGive better travel conditions to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Similar toupgradeGet better travel conditions
Nounsupgradea reservation that is improved

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