update

When you renovate or improve something, changing it to make it more modern, you can say you update it. The process of doing this can also be called an update.

If you decide to download the latest version of an app or program, you update it, and when you add recent information to your resume before starting a job search, you also update that. You might also update your friends about your job hunt, letting them know you're seeking employment — you're giving them the latest information, or an update. The verb dates from the 1940s.

Definitions of update
  1. verb
    modernize or bring up to date
    “We updated the kitchen in the old house”
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    type of:
    modify
    make less severe or harsh or extreme
  2. verb
    bring to the latest state of technology
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    type of:
    modify
    make less severe or harsh or extreme
  3. verb
    bring up to date; supply with recent information
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    type of:
    inform
    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  4. noun
    news that updates your information
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    type of:
    intelligence, news, tidings, word
    information about recent and important events
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