[syn: promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate]
4. get better travel conditions;
- Example: "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
5. give better travel conditions to;
- Example: "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: declension,
declination, decline, declivity, descent,
2: software that provides better performance than an earlier
3: a reservation that is improved; "I got an upgrade to first
class when coach class was full"
4: the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises [syn:
upgrade, rise, rising slope]
5: hardware that provides better performance than an earlier
6: the act of improving something (especially machinery) by
raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing
components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"
v 1: rate higher; raise in value or esteem [ant: downgrade]
2: to improve what was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my
computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded
3: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position; "John was
kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired"; "Women tend
not to advance in the major law firms"; "I got promoted after
many years of hard work" [syn: promote, upgrade,
advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate] [ant:
break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate]
4: get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when
Coach Class was overbooked"
5: give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me
when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
145 Moby Thesaurus words for "upgrade":
abruptness, acclinate, acclivitous, acclivity, acculturate,
advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, anabasis, anabatic,
ascendant, ascending, ascension, ascensional, ascensive, ascent,
aslant, aslantwise, aslope, at a slant, atilt, better, boost,
breakthrough, bring forward, civilize, clamber, climb, climbing,
downgrade, downhill, edify, educate, elevate, elevation, emend,
enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, escalade, exalt, fatten,
favor, forward, foster, fountain, go straight, graduate, gush,
gyring up, hike, improve, improve upon, in the ascendant, increase,
jet, jump, kick upstairs, knight, lard, leap, leaping, levitation,
lift, make an improvement, meliorate, mend, mount, mounting,
nurture, off plumb, pass, precipitousness, prefer, promote, raise,
rakingly, rampant, rearing, refine upon, reform, rise, rising,
rising ground, rocketing up, saltation, saltatory, scandent,
scansorial, shooting up, skyrocketing, slantingly, slantways,
slantwise, slaunchways, slopeways, slopingly, soaring, socialize,
spiraling, spout, spring, springing, spurt, steepness,
straighten out, surge, takeoff, taking off, tipsily, transfigure,
transform, up, uparching, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo,
upgoing, upgrowth, uphill, uphillward, upleap, uplift, upping,
uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsloping,
upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, upward, upwith, vault,
verticalness, wax, zooming
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
1. A new or better version of some hardware or software.
Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "bug fix".
2. The act of developing or installing a new version.