Improvement

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Improvement->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ improvement
improvement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ amelioration
amelioration
melioration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ betterment
betterment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mend
mend
amendment
emendation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mending
mending
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ advancement
advancement
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ advance
advance
&c.(progress) 282
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ascent
ascent
&c. 305
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ promotion
promotion
preferment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ elevation
elevation
&c. 307
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ increase
increase
&c. 35
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cultivation
cultivation
civilization
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ culture
culture
march of intellect
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ menticulture
menticulture
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ race-culture
race-culture
eugenics
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ reform
reform
reformation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ revision
revision
radical reform
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ second thoughts
second thoughts
correction
limoe labor
refinement
elaboration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ purification
purification
&c. 652
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ oxidation
oxidation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ repair
repair
&c.(restoration) 660
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ recovery
recovery
&c. 660
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ revise
revise
new edition
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ reformer
reformer
radical
PARAG:Improvement->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ improve
improve
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be better
be better
become better
get better
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ mend
mend
amend
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ advance
advance
&c.(progress) 282
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ ascend
ascend
&c. 305
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ increase
increase
&c. 35
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fructify
fructify
ripen
mature
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pick up
pick up
come about
rally
take a favorable turn
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ turn over a new leaf
turn over a new leaf
turn the corner
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ raise one's head
raise one's head
sow one's wild oats
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ recover
recover
&c. 660
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ be better
be better
&c.->Adj.
be improved by
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ turn to right account
turn to right account
turn to good account
turn to best account
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ profit by
profit by
reap the benefit of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ make good use of
make good use of
make capital out of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ place to good account
place to good account
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ render better
render better
improve
mend
amend
better
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ ameliorate
ameliorate
meliorate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ correct
correct
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ decrassify
decrassify
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ improve upon
improve upon
refine upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ rectify
rectify
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ enrich
enrich
mellow
elaborate
fatten
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ promote
promote
cultivate
advance
forward
enhance
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ bring forward
bring forward
bring on
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ foster
foster
&c. 707
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ invigorate
invigorate
&c.(strengthen) 159
GRP: \\ V \\ 7
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ touch up
touch up
rub up
brush up
furbish up
bolster up
vamp up
brighten up
warm up
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ polish
polish
cook
make the most of
set off to advantage
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ prune
prune
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ repair
repair
&c.(restore) 660
Sgm: \\ V \\ 7 \\ put in order
put in order
&c.(arrange) 60
GRP: \\ V \\ 8
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ review
review
revise
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ make-corrections
make-corrections
make improvements
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ doctor
doctor
&c.(remedy) 662
Sgm: \\ V \\ 8 \\ purify
purify
&c. 652
GRP: \\ V \\ 9
Sgm: \\ V \\ 9 \\ relieve
relieve
refresh
infuse new blood into
recruit
GRP: \\ V \\ 10
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ reform
reform
remodel
reorganize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 10 \\ new model
new model
GRP: \\ V \\ 11
Sgm: \\ V \\ 11 \\ view in a new light
view in a new light
think better of
appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober
GRP: \\ V \\ 12
Sgm: \\ V \\ 12 \\ palliate
palliate
mitigate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 12 \\ lessen an evil
lessen an evil
&c. 36
PARAG:Improvement->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ improving
improving
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ progressive
progressive
improved
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ better
better
better off
better for
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ all the better for
all the better for
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ better advised
better advised
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ reformatory
reformatory
emendatory
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ reparatory
reparatory
&c.(restorative) 660
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ remedial
remedial
&c. 662
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ corrigible
corrigible
improvable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ accultural
accultural
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ 1
???>adv.
on consideration
on reconsideration
on second thoughts
on better advice
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ ad melius inquirendum
ad melius inquirendum
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ 1
???>Phr.
urbent latericiam invenit marmoream reliquit

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