Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “update”

See all translations

update

verb [T] uk   /ʌpˈdeɪt/ us  
B2 to make something more modern or suitable for use now by adding new information or changing its design: an updated version of the softwareB1 to give someone the most recent information: We'll update you on this news story throughout the day.
More examples

update

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌp.deɪt/ us  
B2 an act of updating something or someone with new information: Jo's just doing an update on the mailing list. I'll need regular updates on your progress.B2 a new form of something that existed at an earlier time: It's an update of an old 60s movie.
More examples
(Definition of update from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of update?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “update” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More