- improve im‧prove [ɪmˈpruːv] verb1. [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE if shares, prices etc improve by a particular amount, they rise by that amount:
• Jaguar improved 21p, closing at 665p.improve by
• Hungary's dollar current account improved by a remarkable 5% of GDP.2. [transitive] to make something better:
• The marketing team will need to improve communication with the suppliers.3. [intransitive] to become better:
• Business started to improve again in January.improve on/upon something phrasal verb [transitive]to do something better than it was done before, or to make something better than it was before:
• The government hopes to improve on the 3% economic growth of the past two years.
* * *improve UK US /ɪmˈpruːv/ verb► [I] to get better: gradually/greatly/vastly improve »
Conditions for foreign investors are also gradually improving.»
improve considerably/dramatically/significantly► [T] to make something better: »
We're working hard to improve the situation.»
to improve performance/profitability/service»
improve efficiency/quality/productivity► if prices, shares, sales, etc. improve a particular amount, they increase by that amount: »
Total new business improved by almost a quarter in the three months to September 30.»
The shares improved 20p to 730p.begin/continue to improve »
Total exports continued to improve and increased by 10.3% in November.
Financial and business terms. 2012.