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UPGRADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upgrade mean? 

UPGRADE (noun)
  The noun UPGRADE has 6 senses:

1. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
2. software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
3. a reservation that is improved
4. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
5. hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
6. the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)

  Familiarity information: UPGRADE used as a noun is common.


UPGRADE (verb)
  The verb UPGRADE has 5 senses:

1. rate higher; raise in value or esteem
2. to improve what was old or outdated
3. give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
4. get better travel conditions
5. give better travel conditions to

  Familiarity information: UPGRADE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPGRADE (noun)


Sense 1upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An upward slope or grade (as in a road)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

acclivity; ascent; climb; upgrade; raise; rise

Context example:

the car couldn't make it up the rise

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

incline; side; slope (an elevated geological formation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upgrade"):

uphill (the upward slope of a hill)


Sense 2upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

computer software; package; software; software package; software program; software system ((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)


Sense 3upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reservation that is improved

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

reservation (something reserved in advance (as a hotel accommodation or a seat on a plane etc.))


Sense 4upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

rising slope; upgrade; rise

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

grade (the gradient of a slope or road or other surface)


Sense 5upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

computer hardware; hardware ((computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system)


Sense 6upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the power plant received a new upgrade

Hypernyms ("upgrade" is a kind of...):

improvement (the act of improving something)


UPGRADE (verb)


Sense 1upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rate higher; raise in value or esteem

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "upgrade" is one way to...):

grade; order; place; range; rank; rate (assign a rank or rating to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

downgrade (rate lower; lower in value or esteem)


Sense 2upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To improve what was old or outdated

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "upgrade" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

elevate; kick upstairs; promote; upgrade; advance; raise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "upgrade" is one way to...):

assign; delegate; depute; designate (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "upgrade"):

tenure (give life-time employment to)

bring up (promote from a lower position or rank)

spot promote (promote on the spot)

ennoble; entitle; gentle (give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility)

favor; favour; prefer (promote over another)

brevet (promote somebody by brevet, in the military)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get better travel conditions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked

Hypernyms (to "upgrade" is one way to...):

ameliorate; better; improve; meliorate (get better)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 5upgrade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give better travel conditions to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "upgrade" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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