Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb improve

2 senses of improve

Sense 1
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate -- (get better; "The weather improved toward evening")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Antonyms of adj improved

3 senses of improved

Sense 1
improved (vs. unimproved) -- (made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed")

unimproved (vs. improved) -- (not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads")
        => dirt, ungraded -- ((of roads) not leveled or drained; unsuitable for all year travel)
        => scrub -- ((of domestic animals) not selectively bred)

Sense 2
improved -- (become or made better in quality; "was proud of his improved grades"; "an improved viewfinder")

INDIRECT (VIA better) -> worse -- ((comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability; "this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying")

Sense 3
improved -- ((of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands")

INDIRECT (VIA cleared) -> uncleared -- (not cleared; not rid of objects or obstructions; "uncleared land"; "many cars were stuck in the snow on uncleared streets")

Similarity of adj improved

3 senses of improved

Sense 1
improved (vs. unimproved) -- (made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed")
       => built, reinforced -- ((used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness; "the built liquid detergents")
       => developed -- ((of real estate) made more useful and profitable as by building or laying out roads; "condominiums were built on the developed site")
       => landscaped -- ((of land) improved by gardening or landscape architecture; "carefully landscaped gardens")

Sense 2
improved -- (become or made better in quality; "was proud of his improved grades"; "an improved viewfinder")
       => better (vs. worse) -- ((comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history")

Sense 3
improved -- ((of land) made ready for development or agriculture by clearing of trees and brush; "improved farmlands")
       => cleared (vs. uncleared) -- (rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush; "cleared land"; "cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris"; "a cleared passage through the underbrush"; "played poker on the cleared dining room table")

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