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update

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupdateup‧date1 /ʌpˈdeɪt/ ●●○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 MODERNto add the most recent information to something 🔊 The files need updating.2 MODERNto make something more modern in the way it looks or operates 🔊 plans to update manufacturing procedures3 spoken to tell someone the most recent information about a situationupdate somebody on something 🔊 Can you update me on what’s been happening?→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
updateThe award-winning film updates a Tolstoy tale about Russian soldiers.The school has just updated all its computer equipment.And Windows 3. 1 needed updating in the worst way.The diagrams are updated periodically during the course of the simulation.This Plan has updated the local contribution and suggests a new target reduction of 880 casualties.Nursing staff were sent on training courses to update their skills.The immigration information booklet is updated yearly.Let me update you on my social security saga.update somebody on somethingSo, I just thought I'd update you on the negotiations.
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updateup‧date2 /ˈʌpdeɪt/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 MODERNthe most recent news or information about something 🔊 a news updateupdate on 🔊 The report provides a brief update on the progress of the project.2 a change or addition to a computer file so that it has the most recent information
Examples from the Corpus
updateRight, let's have an update on the state of the party as it is now.The software allows you to define the network structure and performs the calculations and updates.The speed of the computation affects the sampling size and speed of updates.Constraints like referential integrity can be placed automatically on new data entered into the system and on updates to existing records.While she was having a good time, she asked for periodic updates on when the girls would get to leave.She never made mention of her constant realignment of interests in any of her occasional letters, periodic updates of the trivial.Grant calls in to get a weather update.update onFor an update on road conditions, contact the highway department.
From Longman Business Dictionaryupdateup‧date1 /ʌpˈdeɪt/ verb [transitive]1to change something such as a report or computer file so that it includes new informationThese staff have responsibility for updating the database.The July savings figures have been updated to include projections from managers.2to give someone the most recent information about somethingupdate somebody on somethingThe company has agreed to meet creditors to update them on its financial status.3to change something to make it more modernWe are updating our telephone system.→ See Verb tableupdateup‧date2 /ˈʌpdeɪt/ noun [countable]1the most recent news or information about somethingupdate ofThe report is an update of a 1995 survey.update onLet me give you an update on how the project is going.2a new copy of something such as a piece of software, that has been changed to make it better and able to do more thingsupdate ofRelease 3.0 is an update of the company’s popular 1-2-3 spreadsheet software.
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Verb table
update
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyupdate
he, she, itupdates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyupdated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave updated
he, she, ithas updated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad updated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill update
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have updated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam updating
he, she, itis updating
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you, we, theyare updating
Past
I, he, she, itwas updating
you, we, theywere updating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been updating
he, she, ithas been updating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been updating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be updating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been updating
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