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improve

improve(
ihm
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pruv
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make better)
a. mejorar
Doing arts and crafts can improve your mood.Hacer manualidades puede mejorar tu humor.
b. hacer mejoras en (real estate)
If we want to increase the rent, we'll have to improve the house.Si queremos subir el alquiler, tendremos que hacer mejoras en la casa.
2. (to increase)
a. aumentar
They plan to improve the company's productivity by introducing new technology.Tienen proyectado aumentar la productividad de la empresa introduciendo nueva tecnología.
3. (to better oneself)
a. superarse
She does everything she can to improve herself.Hace lo imposible por superarse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to get better)
a. mejorar
As you gain more experience driving, you will improve.Mejorarás a medida que adquieras mayor experiencia conduciendo.
5. (to increase)
a. aumentar
For the crop production to improve, we'd need a much better irrigation system.Para aumentar el rendimiento de los cultivos, necesitaríamos un sistema de regadío mucho mejor.
6. (to get better after an illness)
a. mejorar
Her condition has improved, but it's too soon to talk about total recovery.Su estado ha mejorado, pero es demasiado pronto para hablar de una recuperación total.
b. mejorarse
Let's hope he improves soon.Esperemos que se mejore pronto.
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improve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. mejorar
to improve a propertyhacer mejoras en un inmueble
she was eager to improve her mindestaba ansiosa por ampliar sus conocimientos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. mejorar
to improve with timemejorar con el tiempo
improve [ɪmˈpruːv]
transitive verb
1 (make better) [+work] mejorar; [+property] hacer mejoras en
to improve o.s. or one's mind cultivarse; instruirse; to improve o.s. (in wealth) mejorar su situación
2 (favour) [+appearance] favorecer
3 (perfect) [+skill] perfeccionar; (add value to) aumentar el valor de
to improve one's Spanish perfeccionar sus conocimientos del español
4 (increase) [+production, yield] aumentar
to improve one's chances of success aumentar or mejorar las posibilidades de éxito; the management has refused to improve its offer of 3% la dirección se ha negado a mejorar su oferta del 3%
intransitive verb
[+person] (in skill etc) hacer progresos; (after illness) mejorar(se); [+health, weather, work, quality] mejorar; [+production, yield] aumentar; [+business] mejorar; prosperar
to improve in sth hacer progresos en algo; to improve with age/use mejorar con el tiempo/el uso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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