Definition of uprate in English:


Line breaks: up¦rate
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈreɪt


[with object]
  • 1Increase the value of (a payment or benefit): income support will be uprated
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    • Child benefit was uprated in line with inflation too.
    • By tax year 2008 / 2009, it estimates the Treasury could save itself £1.2bn by not uprating elements of the credits.
    • It appears, then, that the government has uprated pensions only where it has been forced to do so.
  • 2Improve the performance of; upgrade: the gas plants are to be expanded and uprated
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    • Safety measures include improved passenger restraint systems with eight airbags, uprated road holding and braking, including a speedier operating electronic stability control and special under steer control.
    • Rarely does an uprated engine or performance-tuned suspension figure in this sort of equation, but a combination of clever marketing and price adjustments keeps these impostors ever-popular.
    • Detailed changes to the front and rear suspension have given the car greater poise through corners, while uprated brakes achieve a 13% improvement in stopping distances.

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