1 better, ameliorate, upgrade, uplift, amend, enhance, fix up, reform, redeem, rehabilitate, redress, repair, correct, rectify, put or set right, emend; modernize, update, refurbish, recondition, renovate, repair, overhaul, remodel:
We must improve procedures for dealing with small claims. The landlord refuses to spend any money to improve the property
2 develop, increase, advance, promote, further, benefit; look up, recover, pick up, Colloq give a new lease of or US on life, take a turn for the better, US take a new lease on life:
How can I improve my chances of winning at snooker? Business has improved considerably
3 convalesce, recuperate, recover, get better, mend, rally, (make) progress, gain (strength or ground), revive:
Mrs Costello is out of intensive care and improving daily.
considerably, dramatically, greatly, immeasurably, materially, radically, significantly, substantially, vastly | markedly, noticeably | marginally, slightly | rapidly | steadily
VERB + IMPROVE
The weather should continue to improve over the weekend.
| strive to, try to
trying to improve their working conditions
| help to | be designed to
aimed at improving sth
measures aimed at improving government efficiency
| an attempt/effort to improve sth, an incentive to improve sth
Workers need to be given an incentive to improve their performance.
| much improved
We now offer a much improved service to our customers.
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