简明英汉词典

improve
[im5pru:v]
v.
改善, 改进

美国传统词典[双解]

improve
im.prove
AHD:[1m-pr?v“]
D.J.[im6pru8v]
K.K.[!m6pruv]
v.(动词)
im.provedim.prov.ingim.proves
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better.
改善,改良:使提高到一个更良好或更出色的状态或性质;改善

(2)

To increase the productivity or value of (land or property).
提高价值:提高(土地或地产)的生产力或者价值

(3)

To put to good use; use profitably.
善用:很好地利用;获利地使用
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To become better.
变得更好

(2)

To make beneficial additions or changes:
改进,改善:作有利的增加或者改变:
improve on the translation.
改进这篇译文

语源

(1)

Middle English improwen [to enclose land for cultivation]
中古英语 improwen [为耕作而圈地]

(2)

from Anglo-Norman emprouwer [to turn to profit]
源自 英法语 emprouwer [使转为盈利]

(3)

Old French en- [causative pref.] from Latin in * see in- 2
古法语 en- [表原因的前辍] 源自 拉丁语 in *参见 in-2

(4)

prou [profit] from Late Latin pr?e [advantageous] * see proud
prou [利益] 源自 后期拉丁语 pr?e [优势的] *参见 proud

参考词汇

(1)

improvebetterhelpameliorate

(2)

These verbs mean to advance to a more desirable, valuable, or excellent state.
这些动词都意味着改进到一个更良好的、更有价值的或更好的状态。

(3)

Improve and better, the most general terms, are often interchangeable:
Improve 和better 是最普通的用法, 并且经常可以替换使用的:
improve(or better ) the mind through study;
通过学习改进(或者 better ) 思维;
had a haircut to improve (or better ) his appearance;
理发以改善(或者 better ) 形象;
practicing to improve (or better ) her golf game.
为提高(或者 better ) 她的高尔夫球技而练习。
It is sometimes difficult for disadvantaged people to improve (or better ) their situation in life.
有些时候残疾人很难改善(或 better ) 他们的生活条件。

(4)

Help in this sense usually implies limited relief or change for the better:
Help 在这个意思上是指为了变得更好而有限的帮助或改变:
Gargling helps a sore throat. To ameliorate is to improve or better circumstances that demand change:
漱口剂对喉咙痛有效。 ameliorate 是指改进或改善需要变化的形势:
Volunteers could do little to ameliorate conditions in the refugee camp.
志愿者们对改善难民营的状况几乎做不了任何事情。

现代英汉词典

improve
[Im5pru:v]
vt., vi.
improved, improving

(1)

增进;改善;改良
This is not good enough. I want to improve it.
这还不够好,我要加以改进。
The government will have to improve its image if it wants to win the support from the public.
"政府如果想要取得公众的支持,它必须改善自己的形象。"

(2)

(与on, upon连用)在…做出改进
I am unable to improve on his suggestion.
我提不出比他更好的建议了。

(3)

健康状况转好
He came back from his holiday with greatly improved health.
他度假回来,健康大为好转。

现代英汉综合大辞典

improve
[im5pru:v]
vt.

(1)

改善; 改良; 改进; 增进

(2)

利用(机会等)

(3)

提高(土地等的)价值
improve abilities
提高能力
improve oneself in English
提高自己的英语水平
improve one's time
善用 时间

词性变化

improve
[im5pru:v]
vi.

(1)

改善; 进步

(2)

增加; 升值
improve in health
改善健康
I hope the weather will improve.
我希望天气会变好。
The price of cotton improves.
棉花涨价。

习惯用语

improve away
通过改良而去除

improve on
对....加以改进; 作出比....更好的东西

improve upon
对....加以改进; 作出比....更好的东西

参考词汇
improve     better    
都含“改进”、“改善”的意思。

(1)

improve为常用词, 侧重“提高价值而得到改进”, 如:
We have improved the method.
我们改进了方法。

(2)

better指“质方面的改进”或“提高到一个较高的水准”, 如:
He bettered his last year's record.
他刷新了他去年的记录。
worsen     impair    

英文相关词典

improve
advance    better    develop    mend    perfect    progress    impair    worsen    

[七国语言]英汉公共大词典

improve
改进;改善

美国传统词典

improve
im.prove
AHD:[1m-pr?v“]
D.J.[im6pru8v]
K.K.[!m6pruv]
v.
im.proved, im.prov.ing, im.proves
v.tr.

(1)

To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better.

(2)

To increase the productivity or value of (land or property).

(3)

To put to good use; use profitably.
v.intr.

(1)

To become better.

(2)

To make beneficial additions or changes:
improve on the translation.

语源

(1)

Middle English improwen [to enclose land for cultivation]

(2)

from Anglo-Norman emprouwer [to turn to profit]

(3)

Old French en- [causative pref.] from Latin in * see in- 2

(4)

prou [profit] from Late Latin pr?e [advantageous] * see proud

参考词汇

(1)

improve, better, help, ameliorate

(2)

These verbs mean to advance to a more desirable, valuable, or excellent state.

(3)

Improve and better, the most general terms, are often interchangeable:
improve(or better ) the mind through study;
had a haircut to improve (or better ) his appearance;
practicing to improve (or better ) her golf game.
It is sometimes difficult for disadvantaged people to improve (or better ) their situation in life.

(4)

Help in this sense usually implies limited relief or change for the better:
Gargling helps a sore throat. To ameliorate is to improve or better circumstances that demand change:
Volunteers could do little to ameliorate conditions in the refugee camp.

英汉船舶大词典

improve
n.改进,提高

朗文英汉综合电脑词典

improve
【动】改进,改善;提高

英汉法学大词典

improve
v.改良

英汉航海大词典

improve
n.提高

英汉航空大词典

improve
n.使更好,改善

英汉化学大词典

improve
vt.改进,好转,利用

英汉海运大词典

improve
改良,增进利用

基本词义

improve
使改进,使改良

基本词义

improve
使改进,使改良改良,增进,利用

英汉经贸大词典

improve
n.提高

英汉计算机大词典

improve
vt.改进(好转,利用)

英汉机械大词典

improve
v.改良,改善

英汉建筑大词典

improve
vt.提高,改进,改良

英汉水利大词典

improve
n.改进,改进,进步

英汉中医大词典

improve
n.变得更好,改善,改进

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