I. update up‧date 1 [ʌpˈdeɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to change something such as a report or computer file so that it includes new information:

• These staff have responsibility for updating the database.

• The July savings figures have been updated to include projections from managers.

2. to give someone the most recent information about something:
update somebody on something

• The company has agreed to meet creditors to update them on its financial status.

3. to change something to make it more modern:

• We are updating our telephone system.

  [m0] II. update up‧date 2 [ˈʌpdeɪt] noun [countable]
1. the most recent news or information about something:
update of

• The report is an update of a 1995 survey.

update on

• Let me give you an update on how the project is going.

2. a new copy of something such as a piece of software, that has been changed to make it better and able to do more things:
update of

• Release 3.0 is an update of the company's popular 1-2-3 spreadsheet software.

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update UK US /ʌpˈdeɪt/ verb [T]
to make something more modern or suitable for use now by adding new information or changing its design: »

They haven't updated the software in three years.


We've recently updated the decor in all of our restaurants.


Scientific textbooks must be updated regularly.

to give someone the most recent information: update sb on sth »

Can you update me on progress so far?

update UK US /ˈʌpdeɪt/ noun [C]
a statement giving the most recent information about a subject or situation: an update on sth »

I'll need regular updates on your progress.


Passengers watch airport television screens waiting for news updates.

IT a more recent, and usually improved, form of something, especially something that is regularly changed: »

Each software update has a version number.

an update of sth »

The latest version is a much improved update of the original program.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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