English word improve comes from Old French en- (En- (in; into). En- (intensifier).), Old French prode.
Improve detailed word origin explanation
|en- || Old French (fro) ||En- (in; into). En- (intensifier). |
|prode || Old French (fro) || |
|emprouwer || Anglo-Norman (xno) || |
|improve || English (eng) ||(dated) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.. (intransitive) To become better.. (obsolete) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.. (obsolete) To disprove or make void; to refute.. (transitive) To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something). |
Words with the same origin as improve