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improve

verb
 
 
/ɪmˈpruːv/
[I] to get better: gradually/greatly/vastly improve Conditions for foreign investors are also gradually improving. improve considerably/dramatically/significantly
[T] to make something better: We're working hard to improve the situation. to improve performance/profitability/service improve efficiency/quality/productivity
if prices, shares, sales, etc. improve a particular amount, they increase by that amount: Total new business improved by almost a quarter in the three months to September 30. The shares improved 20p to 730p.begin/continue to improve Total exports continued to improve and increased by 10.3% in November.
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