upgrade - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleupgrading
past tenseupgraded
past participleupgraded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a computer or other machine more powerful or effective

    The system has been upgraded to meet customersneeds.

    upgrade to:

    You’ll need to upgrade to 512Mb RAM to run these programs.

    upgrade from:

    Existing users can upgrade from the previous version free of charge.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to officially give someone or something a higher status

    Four of the five regions have now been upgraded to republics.