◄ Improve ►

1. (v. t.) To disprove or make void; to refute.

2. (v. t.) To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.

3. (v. t.) To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.

4. (v. t.) To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.

5. (v. t.) To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad.

6. (v. i.) To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.

7. (v. i.) To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.

8. (v. i.) To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves.

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