1Raise (something) to a higher standard, in particular improve (equipment or machinery) by adding or replacing components: the cost of upgrading each workstation is around $300 (as adjective upgraded) upgraded computers
More example sentences
- Now committed players at the club have been asked to raise funds to replace and upgrade the facilities and the squad is to help build the uninsured structures.
- The company will install reception facilities and container stacking equipment and upgrade the computer system.
- Since then proprietors have upgraded their safety standards, Tipton said.
1.1Raise (an employee) to a higher grade or rank.
1An act of upgrading something.
- Well, I thought you might have got a room upgrade.
- Hotels might be willing to give you breakfast, a round of golf or a room upgrade.
- The offer entitles readers to a complimentary upgrade of room, from a standard double to a Hallmark / Delux room.
1.1An improved or more modern version of something, especially a piece of computing equipment.
- To fix the bugs, Cisco is offering free software upgrades for various versions of its operating system, all of which are affected by the problem.
- People change jobs as often as Microsoft launches a software upgrade.
on the upgrade
- Improving; progressing.Example sentences
- Frankies Dream's credentials are less obvious, although he is clearly on the upgrade.
- The six-year-old has won his last two races in the style of a reformed character and his five lengths success over Rudi's Pleasure at Cheltenham last time confirmed him to be a horse on the upgrade.
- But preference is for Shackleton, who looked to be rapidly on the upgrade when cruising to a 12 lengths victory at Clonmel.
(also upgradeability) noun
- Example sentences
- If you care about upgradeability to prolong the lifespan of your investment, then a desktop PC is a smarter choice for you.
- Check whether the computer comes with all the necessary options, support for upgradeability and extra slots for memory and other add-on cards.
- While upgradeability wasn't a primary concern, knowing that it can be greatly expanded in the future adds definite value.
(also upgradeable) adjective
- Example sentences
- Laptops, which take a beating and aren't very upgradeable, don't last as long as desktop machines, and they also demand a price premium - those are two reasons why manufacturers push them more than they used to.
- Flat Out is a car racing game in which you can choose one of 16 upgradeable cars to compete in one of 45 competitions.
- The system adopted by banks should be robust, scalable and upgradable, he added.
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