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3 definitions found
 for upgrade
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upgrade
      n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
           make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, rise,
           raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: declension,
           declination, decline, declivity, descent,
           downslope, fall]
      2: software that provides better performance than an earlier
         version did
      3: a reservation that is improved; "I got an upgrade to first
         class when coach class was full"
      4: the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises [syn:
         upgrade, rise, rising slope]
      5: hardware that provides better performance than an earlier
         version did
      6: 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"
      v 1: rate higher; raise in value or esteem [ant: downgrade]
      2: to improve what was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my
         computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded
         their personnel"
      3: 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" [syn: promote, upgrade,
         advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate] [ant:
         break, bump, demote, kick downstairs, relegate]
      4: get better travel conditions; "I upgraded to First Class when
         Coach Class was overbooked"
      5: give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me
         when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  145 Moby Thesaurus words for "upgrade":
     abruptness, acclinate, acclivitous, acclivity, acculturate,
     advance, aggrandize, ameliorate, amend, anabasis, anabatic,
     ascendant, ascending, ascension, ascensional, ascensive, ascent,
     aslant, aslantwise, aslope, at a slant, atilt, better, boost,
     breakthrough, bring forward, civilize, clamber, climb, climbing,
     downgrade, downhill, edify, educate, elevate, elevation, emend,
     enhance, enlighten, ennoble, enrich, escalade, exalt, fatten,
     favor, forward, foster, fountain, go straight, graduate, gush,
     gyring up, hike, improve, improve upon, in the ascendant, increase,
     jet, jump, kick upstairs, knight, lard, leap, leaping, levitation,
     lift, make an improvement, meliorate, mend, mount, mounting,
     nurture, off plumb, pass, precipitousness, prefer, promote, raise,
     rakingly, rampant, rearing, refine upon, reform, rise, rising,
     rising ground, rocketing up, saltation, saltatory, scandent,
     scansorial, shooting up, skyrocketing, slantingly, slantways,
     slantwise, slaunchways, slopeways, slopingly, soaring, socialize,
     spiraling, spout, spring, springing, spurt, steepness,
     straighten out, surge, takeoff, taking off, tipsily, transfigure,
     transform, up, uparching, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo,
     upgoing, upgrowth, uphill, uphillward, upleap, uplift, upping,
     uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsloping,
     upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, upward, upwith, vault,
     verticalness, wax, zooming
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  upgrade
  
     1. A new or better version of some hardware or software.
  
     marketroid-speak+to+mean+"{bug+fix">Often used in marketroid-speak to mean "{bug fix".
  
     2. The act of developing or installing a new version.
  
     (1995-03-14)
  

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