verbessern

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Etymology[edit]

ver- +‎ bessern

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈbɛsɐn/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

verbessern (weak, third-person singular present verbessert, past tense verbesserte, past participle verbessert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to improve (to make better), to enhance
    Der neue Präsident versprach, die Qualität der Bildung zu verbessern.
    The new president promised to improve the quality of education.
  2. (reflexive) to improve (to become better)
    Wir müssen darauf warten, dass sich sein Zustand verbessert.
    We need to wait for his condition to improve.
  3. (transitive) to correct

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