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

Translation of improve in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    I want to improve my German
    quiero mejorar mi alemán
    that new hairstyle has improved her looks
    ese nuevo peinado la favorece mucho
    it improves your chances of promotion
    aumenta tus posibilidades de ascenso
    te da más posibilidades de ascenso
    to improve one's mind
    culturizarse [humorous]
    Example sentences
    • What should be done is use the money from the resulting fines to improve road safety conditions in these areas.
    • For a short time his condition seemed to be improving but later on in the week he contracted pneumonia and one of his lungs collapsed.
    • Book cover design has improved drastically since the middle of the last decade.
  • 2
    hacer mejoras en

intransitive verb

  • (situation/weather/work)
    his health has improved
    su salud ha mejorado
    ha mejorado de salud
    things can only improve
    las cosas no pueden sino mejorar
    let's hope the weather improves
    esperemos que mejore el tiempo
    she's improved since she's been living on her own
    ha mejorado or está mejor desde que vive sola
    her work has improved beyond all recognition
    su trabajo ha mejorado increíblemente
    he improves on acquaintance
    cae mejor a medida que uno lo va conociendo
    to improve with age/use
    mejorar con el tiempo/uso
    this cake improves with keeping
    este pastel mejora si se lo guarda un tiempo

reflexive verb

  • to improve oneself

Phrasal verbs

improve on

improve upon verb + preposition + object
if you can improve on his offer
si puede ofrecer más que él
it would be hard to improve upon his translation
su traducción es difícil de mejorar
sería difícil mejorar su traducción
a performance that cannot be improved on
una actuación inmejorable
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