What is the meaning of upgrade?


  • An upward slope or grade (as in a road. )
    • usage: "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
  • Software that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
  • A reservation that is improved.
    • usage: "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
  • The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.
  • Hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did.
  • The act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components. )
    • usage: "the power plant received a new upgrade"


  • Rate higher; raise in value or esteem.
  • To improve what was old or outdated.
    • usage: "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
  • Give a promotion to or assign to a higher position.
    • usage: "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"
  • Get better travel conditions.
    • usage: "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
  • Give better travel conditions to.
    • usage: "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
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APAWordNet. (2010). upgrade. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/upgrade/definitions/1194075
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "upgrade" http://smartdefine.org/upgrade/definitions/1194075 (accessed September 24, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, upgrade, Smart Define, viewed 24 September, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/upgrade/definitions/1194075>.
MLAWordNet. "upgrade" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/upgrade/definitions/1194075>
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