Synonyms of improve in English:

improve


See definition of improve

verb

1‘staff looked for ways to improve the service’

SYNONYMS

make better, better, ameliorate, upgrade, refine, enhance, boost, build on, help, raise, revamp, brush up, polish up, perk up, tweak

informal give a facelift to

rare meliorate

ANTONYMS

worsen, impair

2‘communications improved during the 18th century’

SYNONYMS

get better, become better, advance, progress, develop

make headway, come along, make progress, take steps forward, pick up, rally, perk up, make strides

informal look up

ANTONYMS

worsen, deteriorate

3‘the dose is not repeated for as long as the patient continues to improve’

SYNONYMS

recover, get better, get well, recuperate, convalesce, gain strength, rally, revive, strengthen, regain one's health, regain one's strength, get back on one's feet, get over something

be on the road to recovery, be on the mend

informal turn the corner, take a turn for the better, take on a new lease of life

British informal be on the up and up

ANTONYMS

deteriorate, become ill

4‘resources are needed to improve the offer’

SYNONYMS

increase, make larger, make bigger, raise, put up, add to, augment, supplement, top up, enlarge

informal up, jack up, hike up, bump up, crank up, step up

ANTONYMS

decrease


Phrases

    improve on

      ‘I cannot improve on his comments’

      SYNONYMS

      surpass, better, do better than, outdo, exceed, beat, top, trump, cap, outstrip, overshadow, go one better than