|1.||[ verb ] rate higher; raise in value or esteem|
|Related terms:||downgrade rate|
|2.||[ verb ] to improve, esp. something that was old or outdated;|
"I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software." "The company upgraded their personnel"
|3.||[ noun ] (psychology) a reservation that is upgraded|
"I got an upgrade to first class when coach class was full"
|4.||[ verb ] give a promotion to or assign to a higher position|
|Synonyms:||promote elevate raise kick_upstairs advance|
"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"
|Related terms:||demote delegate prefer spot_promote bring_up ennoble tenure queen brevet acme promotion|
|5.||[ noun ] (geography) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)|
|Synonyms:||rise acclivity raise climb ascent|
"the car couldn't make the grade"
|Related terms:||descent slope uphill climb ascend|
|6.||[ noun ] (computer science) hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did|
|7.||[ 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"
|8.||[ noun ] (computer science) software that provides better performance than an earlier version did|
|9.||[ verb ] give better travel conditions to|
"The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
|10.||[ verb ] get better travel conditions|
"I upgraded to First Class when Coach Class was overbooked"
|11.||[ noun ] the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises|
|Related terms:||grade wax|