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improve

[ɪm'pruːv]

  1. VT

    1. (=make better) [+ work] mejorar; [+ property] hacer mejoras en

    2. (=favour) [+ appearance] favorecer

    3. (=perfect) [+ skill] perfeccionar; (=add value to) aumentar el valor de

    4. (=increase) [+ production, yield] aumentar

  2. [person] (in skill etc) hacer progresos; (after illness) mejorar(se); [health, weather, work, quality] mejorar; [production, yield] aumentar; [business] mejorar, prosperar

Examples from texts

It is also interesting to note that after 1 year attending the SHU, 26 patients had improved so much that they no longer met the criteria for respiratory insufficiency.
Además, es importante destacar que al final del año de seguimiento 26 pacientes mejoraron lo suficiente para dejar de estar en insuficiencia respiratoria.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
The skin lesions have disappeared, the oral lesions have improved, the dyspnea on slight exertion persists, but there has been a slight improvement in lung function (forced expiratory volume at 1 second of 26%)
Las lesiones cutáneas han remitido, las orales han mejorado y persiste la disnea a pequeños esfuerzos con una discreta mejoría de la función respiratoria (volumen espiratorio forzado en el primer segundo del 26%).
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
Whereas it is desirable to provide a legal base in Directive 66/403/EEC for the organization of temporary experiments for the purpose of seeking improved alternatives to certain provisions set out in that directive;
Considerando que es conveniente introducir un fundamento jurídico en la Directiva 66/403/CEE para la organización de experimentos temporales a fin de procurar alternativas que mejoren determinadas disposiciones establecidas en dicha Directiva;
Yeah, the death of his father had been the first gift he'd given them, the first of many ways he'd improved their lives and kept them out of harm's way.
Sí, la muerte de su padre había sido el primer regalo que les había dado, la primera de muchas maneras que había mejorado sus vidas y mantenido a salvo de todo daño.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
Nonetheless, little has improved in terms of prognosis, and both the rates of surgical treatment (around 15% to 20%) and survival (3 to 5 years) remain low.
Sin embargo, poco hemos mejorado en el pronóstico de esta enfermedad, en la que hay un escaso porcentaje de casos quirúrgicos (en torno al 15-20%) y se mantienen las bajas tasas de supervivencia a los 3 y 5 años.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
Its practical, hands-on guidance and tangible, relevant examples should be of enormous help to companies starting on the path to improved corporate governance.
Su orientación práctica, con ejemplos concretos y relevantes, debería resultar sumamente útil a las empresas que se inician en el camino de mejorar su gobierno corporativo.
© 2010 Corporación Financiera Internacional
© 2009 International Finance Corporation
improved quality, accessibility and dissemination of European statistics.
la mejora de la calidad, la accesibilidad y la difusión de las estadísticas europeas.
improved knowledge on the occurrence, distribution and environmental effects of pollutants and the processes involved;
mejorar los conocimientos sobre la aparición, distribución y efectos ambientales de los contaminantes y sobre los procesos que tienen lugar;
How could it be improved?
¿Cómo podría mejorarse?
Most patients (8) experienced no changes, while 3 improved with respect to severity of asthma and 3 worsened.
Con respecto a los criterios GINA, la mayoría (8 pacientes) no mostraron cambios, mientras 3 mejoraron el grado de gravedad y 3 lo empeoraron.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
promotion of improved standards of permitting, inspection, monitoring and enforcement by Member States;
el fomento de mejores normas de autorización, inspección, control y aplicación por los Estados miembros,
Public access to the European audiovisual heritage should be improved, in particular through its digitisation and networking at European level.
Conviene mejorar el acceso del público al patrimonio audiovisual europeo, en particular mediante su digitalización y su interconexión a nivel europeo.
These standards must be maintained and, in some cases, improved and research has a key role in this process.
Estos niveles tienen que mantenerse y, en algunos casos, mejorarse, y la investigación desempeña un papel clave en este proceso.
improved waste management, to ensure exclusion of specified high-risk and condemned materials from the feed chain;
mejora de la gestión de los residuos para garantizar la exclusión de la cadena alimentaria de los materiales especificados de alto riesgo y desechados;
Only subjective perception of disease severity improved for the patients who were still over perceivers; the other patients, on the other hand, showed improvements in subjective assessments, objective ones (except PD20), and anxiety.
En el grupo que seguía siendo hiperperceptor sólo mejoró significativamente la percepción subjetiva de gravedad; en cambio, en el grupo restante mejoraron la enfermedad subjetiva y objetivamente (excepto la PD^) y la ansiedad.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica

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Collocations

improved variety
variedad mejorada
improving audit techniques
perfeccionamiento de las técnicas de auditoría

Word forms

improve

verb
Basic forms
Pastimproved
Imperativeimprove
Present Participle (Participle I)improving
Past Participle (Participle II)improved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I improvewe improve
you improveyou improve
he/she/it improvesthey improve
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am improvingwe are improving
you are improvingyou are improving
he/she/it is improvingthey are improving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have improvedwe have improved
you have improvedyou have improved
he/she/it has improvedthey have improved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been improvingwe have been improving
you have been improvingyou have been improving
he/she/it has been improvingthey have been improving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I improvedwe improved
you improvedyou improved
he/she/it improvedthey improved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was improvingwe were improving
you were improvingyou were improving
he/she/it was improvingthey were improving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had improvedwe had improved
you had improvedyou had improved
he/she/it had improvedthey had improved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been improvingwe had been improving
you had been improvingyou had been improving
he/she/it had been improvingthey had been improving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will improvewe shall/will improve
you will improveyou will improve
he/she/it will improvethey will improve
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be improvingwe shall/will be improving
you will be improvingyou will be improving
he/she/it will be improvingthey will be improving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have improvedwe shall/will have improved
you will have improvedyou will have improved
he/she/it will have improvedthey will have improved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been improvingwe shall/will have been improving
you will have been improvingyou will have been improving
he/she/it will have been improvingthey will have been improving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would improvewe should/would improve
you would improveyou would improve
he/she/it would improvethey would improve
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be improvingwe should/would be improving
you would be improvingyou would be improving
he/she/it would be improvingthey would be improving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have improvedwe should/would have improved
you would have improvedyou would have improved
he/she/it would have improvedthey would have improved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been improvingwe should/would have been improving
you would have been improvingyou would have been improving
he/she/it would have been improvingthey would have been improving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am improvedwe are improved
you are improvedyou are improved
he/she/it is improvedthey are improved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being improvedwe are being improved
you are being improvedyou are being improved
he/she/it is being improvedthey are being improved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been improvedwe have been improved
you have been improvedyou have been improved
he/she/it has been improvedthey have been improved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was improvedwe were improved
you were improvedyou were improved
he/she/it was improvedthey were improved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being improvedwe were being improved
you were being improvedyou were being improved
he/she/it was being improvedthey were being improved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been improvedwe had been improved
you had been improvedyou had been improved
he/she/it had been improvedthey had been improved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be improvedwe shall/will be improved
you will be improvedyou will be improved
he/she/it will be improvedthey will be improved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been improvedwe shall/will have been improved
you will have been improvedyou will have been improved
he/she/it will have been improvedthey will have been improved