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  1. [noun] an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise"
    Synonyms: ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb

  2. [noun] software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  3. [noun] a reservation that is upgraded; "I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"

  4. [noun] the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
    Synonyms: rise, rising slope

  5. [noun] hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did

  6. [noun] 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"

  7. [verb] rate higher; raise in value or esteem

  8. [verb] to improve, especially something that was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: promote, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate

  10. [verb] get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"

  11. [verb] give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"


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