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Definition 1: the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the power plant received a new upgrade

(upgrade is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

Definition 2: hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did - [noun denoting artifact]

(upgrade is a kind of ...) (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

Definition 3: the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for upgrade in the sense of this definition

(upgrade is a kind of ...) the gradient of a slope or road or other surface

"the road had a steep grade"

Definition 4: a reservation that is improved - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full

(upgrade is a kind of ...) something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.)

Definition 5: software that provides better performance than an earlier version did - [noun denoting communication]

(upgrade is a kind of ...) (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

"the market for software is expected to expand"

Definition 6: an upward slope or grade (as in a road) - [noun denoting object]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car couldn't make it up the rise

Synonyms for upgrade in the sense of this definition

(upgrade is a kind of ...) an elevated geological formation

"he climbed the steep slope" "the house was built on the side of a mountain"

(... is a kind of upgrade ) the upward slope of a hill

Definition 7: to improve what was old or outdated - [verb of change]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software
  • The company upgraded their personnel

(upgrade is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

Definition 8: give better travel conditions to - [verb of change]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full

(upgrade is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(upgrade has a similar meaning as ...) get better travel conditions

"I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

Definition 9: get better travel conditions - [verb of change]

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked

(upgrade is a kind of ...) get better

"The weather improved toward evening"

(upgrade has a similar meaning as ...) give better travel conditions to

"The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"

Definition 10: rate higher; raise in value or esteem - [verb of cognition]

(upgrade is a kind of ...) assign a rank or rating to

"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Samples where upgrade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
  • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
  • I got promoted after many years of hard work

Synonyms for upgrade in the sense of this definition

(upgrade is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of upgrade ) give life-time employment to

"She was tenured after she published her book"

(... is a kind of upgrade ) promote from a lower position or rank

"This player was brought up to the major league"

(... is a kind of upgrade ) promote on the spot

"Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel"

(... is a kind of upgrade ) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

(... is a kind of upgrade ) promote over another

"he favors his second daughter"

(... is a kind of upgrade ) promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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