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improve
British English: /ɪmˈpruːv/
American English: /ɪmˈpruv/

Translation of improve in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (qualitatively)
    améliorer (conditions, hygiene, efficiency, appearance, diet, quality, relations)
    to improve one's German improve your memory
    améliorez votre mémoire
    the new arrangements did not improve matters
    les nouveaux accords n'ont pas arrangé les choses
    to improve one's mind
    se cultiver (l'esprit)
    to improve one's lot to improve the lot of the disabled/of pensioners
    améliorer les conditions de vie des handicapés/des retraités
  • 2 (quantitatively) (increase)
    augmenter (wages)
    accroître (productivity, output, profits)
    to improve one's chances of winning/of getting of a job
    augmenter ses chances de gagner/d'obtenir un travail
  • 3 (Architecture, Construction)
    aménager (building, site)

also: improved past participle adjective

  • 1 (better)
    (diet, efficiency, conditions)
    amélioré
    improved access
    accès facilité
    new improved formula (Business)
    nouvelle formule améliorée

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (relations, health, handwriting, weather)
    s'améliorer
    to improve with age
    (cake, wine)
    s'améliorer avec le temps
    the cake/wine will improve in flavour
    le gâteau/le vin s'améliorera
    living conditions have improved greatly over the past twenty years
    les conditions de vie se sont beaucoup améliorées ces vingt dernières années
    your Spanish is improving
    ton espagnol s'améliore
    things are improving
    la situation s'améliore
    he's improving (Medicine)
    son état s'améliore, il va mieux
  • 2to improve on (better)
    améliorer (score)
    renchérir sur (offer)
    she has improved on last year's result
    elle a obtenu de meilleurs résultats que l'année dernière

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