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upgrade

 
Noun upgrade has 6 senses
  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade - an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
    --1 is a kind of slope, incline, side
    --1 has particulars: uphill
  2. upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
    --2 is a kind of
    software, software system, software package, package
    Derived form: verb upgrade2
  3. upgrade - a reservation that is upgraded; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
    --3 is a kind of
    reservation
    Derived forms: verb upgrade5, verb upgrade4
  4. upgrade, rise, rising slope - the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
    --4 is a kind of grade
  5. upgrade - hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
    --5 is a kind of
    hardware, computer hardware
    Derived form: verb upgrade2
  6. upgrade - the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"
    --6 is a kind of
    improvement
Verb upgrade has 5 senses
  1. upgrade - rate higher; raise in value or esteem
    --1 is one way to
    rate, rank, range, order, grade, place
    Antonyms: downgrade
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. upgrade - to improve, especially something that was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
    --2 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun upgrade5, noun upgrade2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate - give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "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"
    --3 is one way to delegate, designate, depute, assign
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. upgrade - get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
    --4 is one way to
    better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun upgrade3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. upgrade - give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
    --5 is one way to
    better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun upgrade3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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