IMPROVE  改善

CAUSE TO BECOME MORE GOOD.
MAKE BETTERBETTERAMELIORATEUPGRADEUPDATEREFINEENHANCEBOOSTBUILD ONRAISEPOLISHFIX (UP)AMENDINFORMAL TWEAKFORMAL MELIORATE
See also

CORRECT

Kind Of

GOOD

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The standard word for changing something for the better is gǎi 改.

2. Fù 復 is to improve something so as to restore it to its original shape.

Modern Chinese Criteria

好轉

改善

改良

改進

有起色

上軌道

漸入佳境

痛改前非

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

CASSIN 2004 Vocabulaire européen des philosophies. Dictionnaire des intraduisibles 912

PERFECTIBILITE

WILLIAMS 1976 Keywords. A Vocabulary of Culture and Society

TENG SHOU-HSIN 1996 Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary 125

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 22
  • vi : 8
  • vadV : 3
  • vt(oN) : 2
  • VPi : 2
  • vtoN : 1
  • VPtoN : 1
  • vt+prep+N : 1

Attributions by text

  • 春秋左傳 : 14
  • 論語 : 11
  • 說苑 : 4
  • 韓非子 : 4
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 賢愚經 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 法言 : 1
  • 楚辭 : 1

Words

   gǎi OC: klɯɯʔ MC: kəi 29 Attributions

The standard word for changing something for the better is gǎi 改.

  • vadVby way of trying to make better; in an improved way
  • viactchange to the better, try to make amends, change one's ways; mend one's ways
  • vt(oN)make improvements on the contextually determinate object
  • vt+prep+Ntry to make improvements to
  • vtoNimprove on; introduce changes to; change (something) for the better; correct; adjust
  • vtoNconativetry to make better
  • vtoNpassivebe changed for something better; be improved
   fù OC: buɡ MC: buk 2 Attributions

Fù 復 is to improve something so as to restore it to its original shape.

  • vtoNrecover; make amends; improve again, improve further
   jìn OC: tsins MC: tsin 2 Attributions
  • vtoNpromote (benefits for the people etc)
潤益   rùn yì OC: njuns qleɡ MC: ȵʷin ʔiɛk 2 Attributions
  • VPichangebe enhanced
  • VPtoNimprove the lot of
   shàn MC: dzyenX OC: ɡjenʔ 2 Attributions
  • vtoNcausativeimprove
  • vtoNpassivebe improved
遷善   qiān shàn OC: tshen ɡjenʔ MC: tshiɛn dʑiɛn 1 Attribution
  • VPiactimprove morally
   qiān 1 Attribution
  • vidurativekeep progressing, keep changing for better
   mǐ MC: mjeX OC: mralʔ 1 Attribution
  • vtoNconsistently and constantly improve step by step
修飭   xiū chì OC: sqlɯw khrlɯɡ MC: sɨu ʈhɨk 0 Attributions
  • VPiactmend one's ways
改過   gǎi guò OC: klɯɯʔ klools MC: kəi kʷɑ 0 Attributions
  • VPiactmend one's ways
    MC:  OC:  0 Attributions
  • vtoNcausativeimprove

Existing SW for

Here are Syntactic Words already defined in the database: