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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Improve \Im*prove"\, v. i. 1. To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health. [1913 Webster] We take care to improve in our frugality and diligence. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] 2. To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse. "Domitian improved in cruelty." --Milner. [1913 Webster] 3. To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the price of cotton improves. [1913 Webster] To improve on or To improve upon, to make useful additions or amendments to, or changes in; to bring nearer to perfection; as, to improve on the mode of tillage. [1913 Webster]