up|grade [ʌpˈgreıd] v
1.) [I and T]
to make a computer, machine, or piece of software better and able to do more things
upgrade (sth) to sth
You'll need to upgrade your hard drive to 4Mb before running this software.
2.) [T]
to improve something and make it more modern, especially in order to provide a better service
The hotel has recently been refurbished and upgraded.
3.) [I and T]
to give someone a better seat on a plane or a better room in a hotel than the one they paid for
upgrade (sb) to sth
We can upgrade you to business class.
4.) [T]
to give someone a more important job
5.) [T]
to change the official description of something to make it seem better or more important
≠ ↑downgrade upgrade sth to sth
Four of the regions were upgraded to the status of republic.
6.) upgrade your skills
to learn new and more modern ways of doing a particular job
>upgrade [ˈʌpgreıd] n

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Upgrade U — Infobox Single Name = Upgrade U Artist = Beyoncé Knowles featuring Jay Z Album = B Day Released = November 27, 2006 (U.S.) Format = 12 promo single, digital download Recorded = Sony Music Studios (New York City, New York) Genre = Hip hop soul… …   Wikipedia

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