(cause to) become better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
"The weather improved toward evening"
The Roman army improved the victory of their fleet by..marching to Egesta.
出自： Bosworth Smith
He..had been improving the time in prison by collecting examples..of other parodists.
出自： E. P. Thompson
He has much improved in health.
他的健康状况大有改善。 improve oneself/sth in sth/v-ing
He tried his best to improve his marks in school.
They were working out a plan to improve themselves in the way of research.
This singer will have to improve on the performance we have just heard if she is to be accepted by the company.
He has improved upon her poem.
The poem cannot be improved upon.
This poem cannot be improved.
This poem cannot be improved upon.
误 I am unable to improve the suggestion.
正 I am unable to improve on the suggestion.
析 improve用作及物动词,表示“改善或改进”。如表示“作出比…更好的东西”,应该说 improve on〔upon〕…,此时, improve是不及物动词。
误 We wish to improve our work better.
正 We wish to improve our work.
析 improve的意思是“改进,使更好(make better)”,已包含better之义,再加上个better,即属赘余。