To give an advantage to.
1. To lift up or make higher; raise
2. To raise in rank or status
3. To improve morally, intellectually, or culturally
4. To raise the spirits of; elate
5. To become elevated; rise
To help forward; promote.
ETYM Pref. im- not + prove: cf. Latin improbare, French improuver.
1. To make better.
2. To develop by construction or renovation.
To make better; to improve; to ameliorate; to soften; to make more tolerable.
1. To give preference to one creditor over another; in law.
2. To like better; value more highly
3. To promote over another; SYN. favor, favour.
1. To contribute to the progress or growth of; SYN. advance, boost, further, encourage.
2. To give a promotion to; assign to a higher position; SYN. upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevate.