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I'm not a gadget freak, so to say. I own an iPhone, which I love, and would sorely love to upgrade to MacBook Air from my current MacBook Pro. But what gets me going is the technology behind the gadgets, new websites, new apps. And I'm way too much into social media - FB, Twitter and Instagram are always open on my phone.
Shreya Ghoshal

Meaning of "upgrade" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UPGRADE

upgrade  [ʌpˈɡreɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPGRADE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upgrade is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb upgrade in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UPGRADE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Upgrade

Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the same product. In computing and consumer electronics an upgrade is generally a replacement of hardware, software or firmware with a newer or better version, in order to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.

Definition of upgrade in the English dictionary

The first definition of upgrade in the dictionary is to assign or promote to a higher professional rank or position. Other definition of upgrade is to raise in value, importance, esteem, etc. Upgrade is also to improve by crossing with a better strain.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UPGRADE

PRESENT

Present
I upgrade
you upgrade
he/she/it upgrades
we upgrade
you upgrade
they upgrade
Present continuous
I am upgrading
you are upgrading
he/she/it is upgrading
we are upgrading
you are upgrading
they are upgrading
Present perfect
I have upgraded
you have upgraded
he/she/it has upgraded
we have upgraded
you have upgraded
they have upgraded
Present perfect continuous
I have been upgrading
you have been upgrading
he/she/it has been upgrading
we have been upgrading
you have been upgrading
they have been upgrading
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I upgraded
you upgraded
he/she/it upgraded
we upgraded
you upgraded
they upgraded
Past continuous
I was upgrading
you were upgrading
he/she/it was upgrading
we were upgrading
you were upgrading
they were upgrading
Past perfect
I had upgraded
you had upgraded
he/she/it had upgraded
we had upgraded
you had upgraded
they had upgraded
Past perfect continuous
I had been upgrading
you had been upgrading
he/she/it had been upgrading
we had been upgrading
you had been upgrading
they had been upgrading
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will upgrade
you will upgrade
he/she/it will upgrade
we will upgrade
you will upgrade
they will upgrade
Future continuous
I will be upgrading
you will be upgrading
he/she/it will be upgrading
we will be upgrading
you will be upgrading
they will be upgrading
Future perfect
I will have upgraded
you will have upgraded
he/she/it will have upgraded
we will have upgraded
you will have upgraded
they will have upgraded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been upgrading
you will have been upgrading
he/she/it will have been upgrading
we will have been upgrading
you will have been upgrading
they will have been upgrading
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would upgrade
you would upgrade
he/she/it would upgrade
we would upgrade
you would upgrade
they would upgrade
Conditional continuous
I would be upgrading
you would be upgrading
he/she/it would be upgrading
we would be upgrading
you would be upgrading
they would be upgrading
Conditional perfect
I would have upgrade
you would have upgrade
he/she/it would have upgrade
we would have upgrade
you would have upgrade
they would have upgrade
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been upgrading
you would have been upgrading
he/she/it would have been upgrading
we would have been upgrading
you would have been upgrading
they would have been upgrading
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you upgrade
we let´s upgrade
you upgrade
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to upgrade
Past participle
upgraded
Present Participle
upgrading
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UPGRADE


aggrade
əˈɡreɪd
Belgrade
bɛlˈɡreɪd
biodegrade
ˌbaɪəʊdɪˈɡreɪd
degrade
dɪˈɡreɪd
digitigrade
ˈdɪdʒɪtɪˌɡreɪd
disgrade
dɪsˈɡreɪd
downgrade
ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd
first-grade
ˌfɜːstˈɡreɪd
grade
ɡreɪd
high-grade
ˌhaɪˈɡreɪd
intergrade
ˌɪntəˈɡreɪd
low-grade
ˈləʊɡreɪd
misgrade
ˌmɪsˈɡreɪd
overgrade
ˌəʊvəˈɡreɪd
prograde
prəʊˈɡreɪd
regrade
riːˈɡreɪd
retrograde
ˈrɛtrəʊˌɡreɪd
subgrade
ˈsʌbˌɡreɪd
twelfth-grade
ˌtwɛlfθˈɡreɪd
weapons-grade
ˌwɛpənzˈɡreɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPGRADE

upfurl
upgang
upgather
upgaze
upgird
upgirt
upgo
upgradability
upgradable
upgradation
upgradeability
upgradeable
upgrader
upgrow
upgrowings
upgrowth
upgush
Upham
uphand
uphang

WORDS THAT END LIKE UPGRADE

anterograde
at grade
centigrade
conservation grade
first grade
fourth grade
H grade
laterigrade
make the grade
O grade
on the downgrade
on the upgrade
Ordinary grade
orthograde
parade
paygrade
plantigrade
reserve-grade
saltigrade
sixth grade
tardigrade

Synonyms and antonyms of upgrade in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UPGRADE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «upgrade» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of upgrade

Translation of «upgrade» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UPGRADE

Find out the translation of upgrade to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of upgrade from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «upgrade» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

升级
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mejorar
570 millions of speakers

English

upgrade
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उन्नयन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ترقية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обновление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

melhorar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আপগ্রেড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

améliorer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

naik taraf
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verbessern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グレードアップする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

개선되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Upgrade
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nâng cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேம்படுத்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्रेणीसुधार करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yükseltmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

migliorare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aktualizacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

оновлення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de upgrade
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναβάθμιση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opgradering
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppgradering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppgradering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of upgrade

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPGRADE»

The term «upgrade» is very widely used and occupies the 2.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPGRADE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about upgrade

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «UPGRADE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word upgrade.
1
Charles Bass
Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs.
2
Corrine Brown
Not only should we be giving Amtrak the money it needs to continue to provide services; we should be providing security money to upgrade their tracks and improve safety and security measures in the entire rail system.
3
John Bruton
It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities while asking others to eliminate theirs.
4
Conrad Burns
I come from Montana, and in eastern Montana we have a lot of dirt between light bulbs. It is expensive trying to bring the new technologies to smaller schools to upgrade their technologies to take advantage of distance learning.
5
Steve Buyer
It is my sincere hope that hospitals across Indiana, and America, continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing medical care. This proposed rule will be harmful to communities who wish to upgrade their medical facilities.
6
Howard Coble
At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair, this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator.
7
Nat Faxon
I would love an upgrade from the Nielsen box; it feels so antiquated to me.
8
Rose George
What they have done in Japan, which I find so inspirational, is they've brought the toilet out from behind the locked door. They've made it conversational. People go out and upgrade their toilet. They talk about it. They've sanitized it.
9
Shreya Ghoshal
I'm not a gadget freak, so to say. I own an iPhone, which I love, and would sorely love to upgrade to MacBook Air from my current MacBook Pro. But what gets me going is the technology behind the gadgets, new websites, new apps. And I'm way too much into social media - FB, Twitter and Instagram are always open on my phone.
10
Guo Guangchang
Our goal is to upgrade the life of China's middle class. We all want to live better.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UPGRADE»

Discover the use of upgrade in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to upgrade and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Upgrade: A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations
Bored, broke, and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom London ...
Paul Carr, 2012
2
The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide
* Getting the most out of new storage and networking technologies
Mark Minasi, 2002
3
The God Upgrade: Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in ...
Looks at how the concept of the Jewish God has evolved over the centuries and shows how Judaism can be made more meaningful and relevent to one's life.
Jamie S. Korngold, 2011
4
Millionaire Upgrade: Lessons in Success From Those Who ...
Inspired by the true story of a flight with Sir Richard Branson, Millionaire Upgrade blows the lid off the accepted belief that successful entrepreneurs are a breed apart, possessing some special magic.
Richard Parkes Cordock, 2006
5
PC Upgrade and Repair Bible
Updated and revised with eighty percent new material, this book is 100 percent of what readers need to upgrade, fix, or troubleshoot PCs Sixty-five percent of U.S. households own a PC; this book caters to the do-it-yourselfers in these ...
Marcia Press, Barry Press, 2004
6
Upgrade to Free: The Best Free and Low-Cost Online Tools and ...
Features free and low-cost tools and applications for the computer and smartphone that carry out tasks, enhance system performance, and improve online communication.
Beth Ziesenis, 2011
7
Upgrade: The Seven Premium Principles of Customer Service
UPGRADE was written to help you obtain a highly regarded reputation by implementing The Seven Premium Principles Of Customer Service. Reward your clientele with excellence in every transaction. Behold the power of the UPGRADE.
Michael Wright, 2008
8
Upgrade Your French
Upgrade Your French is the ideal guide for students who want a better grade in their French exams.
Margaret Jubb, 2007
9
PC upgrade and repair simplified
All you have to do is open the book, follow the step-by-step illustrations, and discover just how easy it is to repair or upgrade your computer.
Paul Whitehead, 2001
10
Business Upgrade: 21 Days to Reignite the Entrepreneurial ...
Whilst some companies are able to stay close to their entrepreneurial roots, most do not. This is a major challenge as it is invariably those entrepreneurial beginnings that make a business great in the first place.
Richard Parkes Cordock, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPGRADE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term upgrade is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right …
Windows 10 is finally here! So why haven't you been offered a copy even though you reserved your upgrade months ago? Simple: Because Microsoft only ... «PCWorld, Aug 15»
2
Faster booting, smaller footprint make Windows 10 an easy upgrade
A whole bunch of people are going to upgrade to Windows 10. Not everyone. But when you offer free Windows via a nag message delivered to over 80 percent ... «Ars Technica, Jul 15»
3
Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users
It's official, folks: Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for existing Windows users—as long as you claim it quickly. Kicking off the consumer-focused Windows 10 ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
4
How to upgrade to a private jet for $300
Delta Private Jets, a subsidiary of the airline, will soon offer some travelers the chance to upgrade their commercial ticket to fly on a private jet that would ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
5
US boosts Malaysia's human rights status
The lawmakers and human rights groups argue that an upgrade would damage the reputation of the United States to combat global human trafficking. «The Hill, Jul 15»
6
Poll: Would You Take The 'Ludicrous' Tesla Upgrade?
A user in the Tesla Motors Club forum recently started a poll asking members if they would upgrade from “Insane” mode, which enables them to accelerate from ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»
7
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Talks 300-Mile Range Upgrade, Three New …
Battery pack upgrade: from 85 killowatt (kWh) to 90 kWh. ... He doesn't recommend the pack upgrade for existing owners, however, unless somebody is on the ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
8
10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10
Everybody can finally exhale a sigh of relief: Windows 8 is going away, and it's once again safe to upgrade your PC's version of Windows. Windows 10 is finally ... «PC Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Exclusive: US upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report …
The upgrade to so-called "Tier 2 Watch List" status removes a potential barrier ... The upgrade follows international scrutiny and outcry over Malaysian efforts to ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
10
Windows 10 Free Upgrade: Will you have to pay for it?
More recent versions of Windows can be upgraded, but people using older versions have to pay to upgrade. Related: Read our full Windows 10 review. «TrustedReviews, Jul 15»

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