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Meaning & Definition of Upgrade in English

English

Upgrade

/əpgred/

noun

1. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)

  • "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
    synonym:
  • ascent
  • ,
  • acclivity
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • climb
  • ,
  • upgrade

2. Software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

    synonym:
  • upgrade

3. A reservation that is improved

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

4. The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

    synonym:
  • upgrade
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • rising slope

5. Hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

    synonym:
  • upgrade

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • upgrade

verb

1. Rate higher

  • Raise in value or esteem
    synonym:
  • upgrade

2. To improve what was old or outdated

  • "I've upgraded my computer so i can run better software"
  • "The company upgraded their personnel"
    synonym:
  • upgrade

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • promote
  • ,
  • upgrade
  • ,
  • advance
  • ,
  • kick upstairs
  • ,
  • raise
  • ,
  • elevate

4. Get better travel conditions

  • "I upgraded to first class when coach class was overbooked"
    synonym:
  • upgrade

5. Give better travel conditions to

  • "The airline upgraded me when i arrived late and coach class was full"
    synonym:
  • upgrade

Examples of using

With this upgrade, one obvious impact is that users will be obliged to reset their passwords.