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up·grade • v. / ˈəpˌgrād; ˌəpˈgrād/ [tr.] raise (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 adj.] (upgraded) upgraded computers. ∎  raise (an employee) to a higher grade or rank. • n. / ˈəpˌgrād/ an act of upgrading something. ∎  an improved or more modern version of something, esp. a piece of computing equipment. PHRASES: on the upgrade improving; progressing.DERIVATIVES: up·grad·a·bil·i·ty / ˌəpˌgrādəˈbilitē/ (also up·grade·a·bil·i·ty) n.up·grad·a·ble / ˌəpˈgrādəbəl/ (also up·grade·a·ble) adj.

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