Share this entry


Translation of upgrade in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /ˈəpˌɡreɪd/
, /ˌəpˈɡreɪd/
British English: /ʌpˈɡreɪd/
  • 1.1 (raise status of)
    elevar de categoría
    elevar la categoría de
    they upgraded her to the status of assistant director
    la ascendieron a directora adjunta
    they upgraded it to a three-star hotel
    lo subieron a la categoría de hotel de tres estrellas
    she was upgraded to first class (Aviation)
    la cambiaron a primera clase
    Example sentences
    • She has been upgraded to the advanced level which she is, naturally, absolutely thrilled about.
    • Sgt Vernon attended the open series and was upgraded to Level Six international level referee.
    1.2 (improve)
    elevar el nivel de prestaciones de
    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.

intransitive verb

American English: /ˈəpˌɡreɪd/
, /ˌəpˈɡreɪd/
British English: /ʌpˈɡreɪd/
  • it provides the flexibility to upgrade later (Computing)
    cuenta con la ventaja de poder ser actualizado posteriormente
    would you like to upgrade to a larger car?
    ¿le gustaría pasar a tener un coche más grande?
    I would like to upgrade to Club Class (Aviation)
    quisiera cambiar mi pasaje or (Spain) billete por uno de clase club


American English: /ˈəpˌɡreɪd/
British English: /ˈʌpɡreɪd/

Definition of upgrade in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day whippersnapper
    Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
    a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...
    Cultural fact of the day

    ESO (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is one of the stages of secondary education established in Spain by the LOE - Ley Orgánica de Educación (2006). It begins at twelve years of age and ends at sixteen, the age at which compulsory education ends. The old division between a technical and an academic education is not as marked in ESO, as all secondary pupils receive basic professional training.